Chiropractic Care for Diabetics

Diabetes can be a serious health issue that has either been developed as a young child (typically referred to as juvenile diabetes, or Type 1) or developed later in age from an unhealthy lifestyle.

Either way, those that suffer from diabetes have to take great caution in maintaining healthy levels of glucose (sugar) in order to risk serious damage to their bodies. According to a study done in 2012, one out of every three men suffer from diabetes, while two out of five women suffer from the disease, born in 2000.  

The treatment options available for diabetes is based on whether you are Type 1 or Type 2. Those that have type 1 diabetes are required to use insulin, while type 2 may be able to control their levels by maintaining a healthy eating regime and exercise schedule while others may need additional medications prescribed by their doctors.

What if there was a way that you could help control your blood sugars without the extra medication? Chiropractic care may help in stabilizing healthy levels of blood sugar in both those that suffer in diabetes and those that do not.

How does chiropractic care help out with diabetics?

The upper neck and middle of the back are both responsible for supplying nerve signals to the brain and the vital organs. When there is not a sufficient amount of responses happening, the pancreas, blood sugar and digestion are all effected. When the pancreas is not functioning properly, this may result in the lack of enzymes produced to help with vital roles such as digestion and producing insulin.

When both the blood sugar and digestion are not working properly there are two major health risks that can arise: diabetes or hypoglycemia. Chiropractic care would not replace the regime that the doctor has prescribed to a patient, but would serve as an additional treatment option.

Chiropractic Treatment Options

The treatment options available includes: correcting misalignments of the spine (also known as vertebral subluxation. This type of treatment helps the relationship between the nervous system and organs.

Chiropractic care is focused on allowing our spine and nerves to work to their best ability, this in turn helps with not only allowing our organs to function but to their best ability. Along with helping with optimal functioning of our organs, realigning of the spine may also help with increasing our immune system effectiveness and our hormone functions. 

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