Cinnamon and Diabetes - A Story of Success!

by Joseph
(United States)

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Dear Dr.

My story is one of success, and I am priviledged to share this piece of information with you. I have been type 2 diabetic since the year 2000.

Since 2007, I began using Cinnamon capsules, 1000 milligrams daily, and 600 mg Alpha lipoic acid. I now because of these clinically proven supplements take very little diabetes medicine, and my hemoglobin a1c is below 6%.

I eat all different types of foods, as long as I take the supplements. I have done massive research on natural supplements to reverse type 2 diabates, and the studies on cinnamon are huge!

Cinnamon has helped millions of diabetics in the last 5 years, and is the closest thing to a cure for type 2, anyways, thanks for letting me share this info with you.

By the way, alpha lipoic acid ALA, is used to prevent nerve damage in diabetics, and also speeds the removal of excess sugar in the blood. Thanks again

Joseph

PS
Dr, I forgot to mention something else. There are 2 new drugs that are awesome for type 2's.

Januvia, and Onglyza, very very expensive without insurance, they are called DP4 inhibitors, and work well with metformin, thanks again.



Dr Alba Comment

Hi Joseph,

I am glad to hear that you have joined the "Cinnamon Diabetics Group" and you are enjoying the benefits. Keep it on like this!

Thank you for your updates on Januvia (Sitagliptin) and Onglyza (Saxagliptin).
Actually, they are part of new drugs for diabetes generation. Actually, FDA has approved them as therapy for difficult to treat diabetes in 2006 and 2009, respectively.

As new drugs generation, they are expensive depending also on the pharmaceutical companies producing them (Merck and Bristol-Myers Squibb, respectively). As far as I know, Onglyza is available only in USA.

These "new diabetic products" inhibit dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4), and enzyme, which catalyzes the hydrolysis of dipeptides from polypeptides.

By acting like that, the incretin levels (GLP-1 and GIP)are raised. Incretin inhibits glucagon levels and the final results is Reduced Blood Sugar Levels.

Other actions include slowing the emptiness of the stomach and increase of insulin secretion.

Side effects of DPP-4 inhibitors

Nasopharingitis, upper respiratory tract infections and headache have been reported with sitagliptin. Hypoglycemia, increase of white blood cells are other side effects.

This drug can be used in pregnancy if deemed neccesary and effects on breast milk have not been studied yet as well as the effects in persons aged <18 years. However, it is contraindicated in type 1 diabetes and in diabetic ketoacidosis.

The same side effects have been reported with saxagliptin, where abdominal pain as additional complain.

In both drugs, persistent hypoglycemia and allergy reactions should be immediately reported.

Source: http://clinical.diabetesjournals.org/content/26/2/53.full
http://www.springerlink.com/content/743vw72752470767/



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