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Diabetes Care. 2007 Apr;30(4):813-6.

The effect of cinnamon on A1C among adolescents with type 1 diabetes.

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Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of cinnamon on glycemic control in adolescents with type 1 diabetes.

RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS:

Using a prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled design, 72 adolescent type 1 diabetic subjects were treated in an outpatient setting with cinnamon (1 g/day) or an equivalent-appearing placebo for 90 days. A1C, total daily insulin intake, and adverse events were recorded and compared between groups.

RESULTS:

There were no significant differences in final A1C (8.8 vs. 8.7, P = 0.88), change in A1C (0.3 vs. 0.0, P = 0.13), total daily insulin intake, or number of hypoglycemic episodes between the cinnamon and placebo arms.

CONCLUSIONS:

Cinnamon is not effective for improving glycemic control in adolescents with type 1 diabetes.

TRIAL REGISTRATION:

ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00365170.

PMID:
17392542
DOI:
10.2337/dc06-1871
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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