Compound in cinammon lowers blood sugar?

From “New Scientist”

Cinnamon spice produces healthier blood

17:52 24 November 03 news service

Just half a teaspoon of cinnamon a day significantly reduces blood sugar levels in diabetics, a new study has found. The effect, which can be produced even by soaking a cinnamon stick your tea, could also benefit millions of non-diabetics who have blood sugar problem but are unaware of it.

New Scientist Nov 3

Good news for us type 2’s if true. Anyone else heard anything about this?