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Tue Oct 09 07:52:35 UTC 2012

I am type2 diabetic.Some one advise me to use supplement DIABECINN instead of GOLUCOPHAGE.Please advise !
Asked By: sarwar  

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I am taking only one tablet of GLUCOPHAGE 500 in the evening after dinner.My age is 72y.My blood sugar 2hours after meal is around 130.Please advise .Should I use this supplement DIABECINN?
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2012-10-10 20:29:06.0


Thanks for asking dLife.

Diabecinn is a nutritional supplement containing a water-based cinnamon extract. A small cinnamon study of 60 subjects for 40 days reported reduction blood glucose (sugar) levels. This study and others are small and for a short time. The benefits of cinnamon appear promising.

There are still many questions that need to be answered before it could be recommended. Is the supplement safe? What are the side effects? Would it interfere with other medicines? Would it work for all people with diabetes?

Keep in mind that supplements are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). There is no guarantee of strength, purity or safety of products, and the effects may vary.

The prescription medicine Glucophage is already tested and approved by the FDA.

Read about Glucophage

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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