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Complementary interventions could be effective for type 2 diabetic patients as they cause a decrease in blood glucose levels within the clinical range. Hence the study was aimed to conduct to determine the effectiveness of cinnamon on blood glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. A quasi-experimental research design was adopted to conduct the study at Dr. Padmanaba polyclinic with samples of 30 type 2 diabetes patients who met the inclusion criteria. Patients were assigned to the experimental group (n=15) and the control group (n=15). Demographic variables were collected from the participants using a structured questionnaire followed by a pre-test was done by checking the fasting and post-prandial blood sugar level for both the groups. The experimental group received 2gms of cinnamon daily in the morning on an empty stomach for 30 days along with routine medical management, whereas the control group received regular routine care. Post-test was done at the end of 30 days for both groups. Data were tabulated and analyzed using the SPSS package. The result of the study reveals that there is a statistically significant reduction in the level of in the fasting blood glucose level and post-prandial blood glucose level of p<0.0001 and p<0.05 among patients with type 2 diabetes. The findings of the present study concluded that the prescribed cinnamon is effective in lowering the blood glucose level among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Hence, the cinnamon administration can be incorporated as an effective method in the management of diabetes mellitus after replicating the large study samples.