We all know at least one person in our life who lives with diabetes. It could be your co-worker, friend or even a close relative. In the United States, more than 100 million adults are living with diabetes or prediabetes. The report states that there is a steady rate of new diabetes diagnosis. This disease is a growing problem, and it’s the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Preventing it is not easy. The most shocking statistic: a third of Americans have prediabetes and do not know it.
The month of November is National Diabetes Month. Diabetes is a disease that damages your body’s ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin; this results in high levels of sugar in the blood and urine. There are different types of diabetes, but the most common types are type 2, type 1 and prediabetes. This disease can develop from a young age or later in life by an unhealthy lifestyle.
Type 1 diabetes is when the body doesn't produce enough insulin. Not having enough of this hormone results in high blood sugar levels. The cause of this is unknown. It’s believed to be a genetic or environmental factor.
Type 2 diabetes is when the body produces high levels of sugar in the blood. If you have this disease, your body doesn’t use insulin properly. It can damage your kidneys, eyes and digestive system. Sadly, it also raises your risk for stroke or heart disease.
Prediabetes is when your body’s blood sugar levels are high but not dangerously high enough like type 2 diabetes. The good news is that this disease is reversible with the proper treatment and lifestyle.
Living with diabetes is not easy. No one talks about the pains and problems that come with diabetes. You start to feel like your back is breaking. It’s essential to learn some practical ways to manage and keep this disease from taking over your everyday life. One alternative way to handle diabetes is with chiropractic care. This type of care can help you control your body’s blood sugar and relieve the constant body aches. A study found that receiving regular chiropractic care helped the body’s nervous system communicate better with the pancreas.
Help control sugar
Recent studies have concluded chiropractic care can be part of diabetes treatment. Taking advantage of Chiropractic care to help control the body’s blood sugar. The nerves the upper and middle back connect to the pancreas. The pancreas is the organ that produces insulin. Regular chiropractic care can help regulate the blood flow to the pancreas. Spine alignment or manipulation will alleviate the pressure and stress of the nerves that connect to the pancreas.
Alleviate chronic pain
People with diabetes have 20 to 60 percent higher rates of chronic pain than the general population. These people report chronic pain in their backs, feet and hands. Incorporating a chiropractor visit with regular treatment can help reduce chronic pain in these areas. A chiropractor can work on your spine to help you feel an immediate improvement.
As of today, there is no cure for diabetes. Don’t panic, you or your loved one doesn’t have to live with the pains. There are options out there to help manage diabetes. Take the first step into getting control of your life with chiropractic care. It’s a simple and easy option for many diabetic patients. Contact your local chiropractor to get an appointment scheduled. At Wisniewski Chiropractic, we can schedule an appointment and guide you through the process.
We’re Wisniewski Chiropractic, part of the Thrive Wellness network. Nearing our third year in our current location, we’re excited to continue bringing you personalized care and support for your wellness journey. Dr. Wisniewski is an expert in chiropractic care. We believe in healthcare that relies less on medication and more on prevention through the use of proper diet, exercise and patient education. Our chiropractic services follow a three-part plan: relieve your pain first, address the root cause, and make a plan for your future wellness.