Candles what the heck am I talking about?!? A trip to the local Yankee Candle shop with a giddy 74 blood sugar reading is the blame for this. As Leanne and I did our usual sniff and discuss about each candle I thought aloud what about diabetes scented candles. I often get the "Did you just change your pump site? You smell like band-aids. Boom, that's a candle scent, you could have company over and burn a beautiful insulin scented candle during dinner. You could also burn the beloved insulin pump case scent, for those of us with leather cases for our pumps we would not mind the scent. For now those are the only smells that I could think of but I would welcome other diabetes related scent suggestions.
If anyone is still reading after that last paragraph I thank you, the second topic tonight is about cinnamon. About a month ago my boss was talking to me about this study that he had read. At first I thought this must just work for Type 2, this Sunday my opinion changed when the grocery store was having a buy one get one special on supplements. I grabbed a bottle of green tea capsules and decided to give cinnamon a chance. I have been taking two capsuels every morning with my breakfast. I don't know if it is the hour that I spend at the gym everyday or if it is the cinnamon but I have had lower blood sugars this week. My first blood sugar over 200 came this morning after a stressful morning. Again I don't know if it is the cinnamon or just a good week. I would love to hear from anyone that has tried it and if it worked.