Well, my folks are really into natural foods and I don't think they allow boxed anything into their house. So that's good. They know different kinds of carbs too, so that's encouraging - at least I have something else to mention. Thanks!View Thread
Red, He's been on it for several months now. I think they even decreased his dose after he lost his weight, and his A1C is better. Yes, I got him to tell me. But he keeps hearing people talk about "resetting" the body by diets and such. So I'll pass the message on that building muscle is good and just watching his diet is also important.View Thread
I dug around a little more and finally found the answer to my question, so I figured I'd share it here in case anyone else was curious. Cassia bark, AKA Chinese Cinnamon, AKA Cinnamomum aromaticum, is evidently the kind most often used in supplements for diabetics.
There are many kinds of cinnamon, but this is the type most often seen in grocery stores as cninamon powder or bark as well. I still don't know if true cinnamon (cinnamomum verum) has similar effects, or if the other similar plants do, but at least now I know which kind to look for.View Thread
Thanks for the response. I've done a fair amount of research, actually, and that's why I know that true cinnamon is different than cassia bark. It sounds like pretty much everyone is actually using cassia though, if they use table cinnamon.View Thread
I've heard quite a bit about cinnamon's effect on blood sugar. My question is this: will normal table cinnamon work? I ask this because typical cinnamon is actually Cassia bark, which is like cinnamon but actually not the same plant as true cinnamon. So will Cassia bark work (you can tell it's Cassia because it's a lighter color than true cinnamon, which is a darker red) or does it have to be true cinnamon, or will both work?View Thread
My father is prediabetic. He's watching his diet, trying to exercise more, and is working with his doctor. His doctor prescribed Metformin and it's controling his blood sugar levels, but he's getting really tired of the side effects. He's interested in methods to possibly "reset" his body or heal his pancreas, if any.
I know there is a lot of combined experience in this community, so I figured I'd come here to ask. I've found a few different ways that are supposed to help reverse prediabetes, but I'm not sure if there's anything to it. Has anyone here had experience with any therapies, diets, supplements, etc to help either control prediabetes, prevent further progression of diabetes, or even reverse the damage?
I know opinions vary widely on this, but I await any replies with interest. Thank you in advance.View Thread
To MicheleG42: I work at a pharmacy so I have a few cost saving tips. First, you are using brand name forms of insulin so check online for manufacturor coupons. Sometimes they are really good. If possible, use vial insulin rather than pen, maybe just for the long acting form, because it usually costs a lot less. Also get in touch with your insurance company, sometimes certain types of insulin are covered better than others. Keep your doctor in the loop of course. Certain types may be less ideal but being able to keep taking it is important. I know Wal-Mart has a lower cost form of insulin they package, and that's worth a look too. Best of luck.View Thread
The only help any of us can give is to tell you, you aren't going to get better at this point without a doctor's help. Even if you started eating right, and exercising a lot, and doing everything perfectly, some of that damage could be irreversable even with a doctor's help. There is no magic pill, supplement, or charm that we can point you toward. Please, look around in your community for resources, check with charities, save your money, or else get used to the deterioration.View Thread