Like Michelle, I test on the sides of fingers on my left hand. I have never tested 50 times in one day. I would consider that to be obsessive and of limited value. In fact, I now only test once per day (if that).
I rely upon my A1C results and the lab fasting glucose level for glucose management.
The subject of cinnamon as an alternative to lowering blood glucose has been debated on this board for years. Some find it helpful, others not so much. And the scientific evidence is divided on the efficacy of cinnamon as a glucose lowering agent.
I am glad for you that it works.
As always, those considering alternative treatments should consult with their own personal physician before discontinuing their medications and starting another method.