The purpose of this study was to determine whether cinnamon can lower HbA1c (a long term marker in the blood for blood sugar levels) in patients with type 2 diabetes. The randomized, controlled trial included 109 pediatric, adult and geriatric patients with type 2 diabetes. The patients were randomly assigned to either usual care with management changes by their primary care physician or usual care with management changes plus 1 gram cinnamon capsules daily for 90 days. HbA1c was drawn at baseline and after 90 days. The results revealed that cinnamon lowered HbA1c levels compared with usual care alone. See

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