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Chiropractic Care Helping Diabetes

By Randi Morse

As someone who has been diagnosed with diabetes, I know how scary it can be to receive the diagnosis. You immediately realize that everything in your life has to change, from your activity level to the way that you eat. Change is never easy, but when it comes to diabetes, changing your lifestyle is not only a good idea, it's a necessity. It may be possible for chiropractic care to help you work on getting your blood sugar levels back down into the normal range.

Losing Weight

One of the easiest ways to get your blood sugar down is to lose weight, but if you've lived a sedentary lifestyle, just the idea of having to exercise can be intimidating. Other people often believe that those who have a difficult time starting an exercise program are simply being lazy. This is often not the case. Pain can be a big contributing factor to why a person doesn't start an exercise program. If you've been living a sedentary life, your bones, especially those in your spine, have been put into positions that are not considered "natural." This means that there may be compression, or joint restrictions, where there shouldn't be. A chiropractor can help heal this problem, working to release the restrictions so that you feel more comfortable moving around. 


It's easy to tell someone to avoid eating unless they're truly hungry, it's a lot more difficult to stay away from foods when you feel as though you're starving. People who have issues with overeating often eat not because they're bored but because their brain is getting the wrong message. Your spinal column is responsible for protecting the nerves in your body. These nerves send messages to the brain, helping to control the rest of your body. When you have restrictions, the messages can be messed up. This means that you may be getting the "I'm hungry" signal in your brain when you're actually not. A chiropractor can release the restrictions, allowing the messages to flow to the brain correctly once more. 

Chiropractic care may not be your first line of thought when you are diagnosed with diabetes, but it can be a huge help. The Joint Chiropractic has chiropractors who are ready to help you beat back diabetes. With open office hours and affordable rates, seeking chiropractic care may be a great first step towards lowering your sugar levels. 

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Canton, Ohio.

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