Diabetes is about much more than your blood sugar. When not properly controlled, high levels of sugar in your blood can damage your blood vessels, harm your kidneys, cause peripheral neuropathy, and result in mobility issues. In addition to watching what you eat and taking your medications, there are other things you can do to help keep your blood sugar under control. Make sure to exercise regularly, quit smoking, get the sleep you need, and visit a chiropractor regularly. Here are just a few ways chiropractic treatments will help.
Sometimes, misalignments of your spine can cause a reduction of blood flow to the pancreas, liver, and kidneys. When the pancreas does not receive enough oxygen and nutrients (carried there in the blood), it can reduce the amount of insulin produced. It can also increase insulin resistance because there is not enough blood picking up the insulin needed to clean out the sugar.
By adjusting your spine, the blood flow can increase, and your body will be able to deal with the sugar load better. While this may not completely correct the problem, it can be a big help. In addition, having adequate blood flow to your extremities will reduce the chance of developing peripheral neuropathy in your hands and feet. Good blood flow also increases the healing process so any wounds will heal quicker.
The right pinched nerve can block impulses going from the brain to the endocrine system. This can reduce or stop the production of insulin. In addition, your metabolism can be slowed down, causing you to gain weight, or at the very minimum, keep you from losing the weight you need to lose to help control your blood sugar levels.
Any type of misalignment of the spinal cord can result in reduced mobility. Having chiropractic treatments will help put everything back in alignment so you can move easier. This will allow you to exercise more efficiently and correctly to help keep your blood glucose levels under control.
Ask your doctor for a referral to a chiropractor. Keep good track of your blood sugar levels and see how much the treatments help. Not only will maintaining good levels reduce your risk of diabetic complications, but it will allow you to enjoy a more normal lifestyle as well. You will be able to go out with friends to eat and participate in other activities without having to worry as much about what your blood sugar will be afterward.