Cinnamon is a spice found in many things like pumpkin spiced lattes and baked goods. But if you’re using it to help control your blood sugar, the amount found in these foods is not usually enough to make a difference. Most of the studies on cinnamon for diabetes have been with doses around 1, 3, or 6 grams. The only way you can really get this is through supplementation. But the science is actually mixed: for some people, it does help them reduce their blood sugar and fasting glucose but for others, it doesn’t make the same difference. And if you take too much, it can harm your kidneys. So if you’re going to try cinnamon as an adjuvant treatment for your diabetes, make sure you get the right dose and not to take too much. And don’t use it as a replacement for your mainstream medications.
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