Diabetes and Chiropractic Care
More than 1 in 10 Americans are diagnosed with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. In both diseases, the pancreas doesn’t function properly to produce the adequate amount of insulin. Insulin controls your blood sugar, or glucose levels absorbed from food. Without the adequate amount of insulin, sugars build up in the blood. This causes multiple health complications.
Complications often caused from diabetes can include: nerve problems, vision complications, increased rate of infections, and kidney problems. While taking insulin and other medications can help- chiropractic care can also address these issues. Secondly, chiropractic care can improve the function of the pancreas and enhance overall health.
Improving the nervous system
Chiropractic care deals with the spine and the nervous system, and their relation to the brain and organs of the body. If your spine is misaligned it can affect these pathways of communication in the nervous system. Manipulations used by chiropractors to realign the spine reduces pinched nerves and swelling. Additionally, this restores proper function of the nervous system.
When the pathways of the nervous system are communicating effectively between the brain and other organs, it can benefit those with diabetes. Nerves in the spine are connected to the pancreas. If the pancreas is functioning properly and receiving messages it can better control the insulin produces. Consequently, this can help regulate blood sugar levels.
One study concludes that chiropractic care can lead to a reduction of insulin administration in a a pediatric diabetes patient.
Improving overall wellness
Part of chiropractic care is improving overall wellness. A chiropractor can help you manage nutrition, sleep habits, stress, and weight. Type 2 Diabetes makes up 90-95% of diabetic patients. For these individuals, it is possible to greatly reduce symptoms or even reverse the disease itself.
Chiropractic care includes treatment plans and exercise prescription to improve wellness. Regular visits to the chiropractor can help diabetic patients manage symptoms and oversee nutritional needs and weight loss goals. Better overall wellness leads to a better life living with diabetes. Acupuncture as part of chiropractic care has also been known help in weight loss.
Dr. Shane Silver can help you with your diabetes management. Contact him today!