Can diabetes be affected by chiropractic care?
Diabetes is a life-long disease marked by elevated levels of sugar in the blood. It can be caused by too little insulin (a chemical produced by the pancreas to regulate blood sugar), resistance to insulin, or both.
People with diabetes have high blood glucose levels because the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or their muscle, fat and liver cells do not respond to insulin normally.
Spinal nerve interference has been acknowledged in scientific literature to be a contributing factor of endocrine and metabolic disorders including diabetes. Chiropractic health care is founded on the principle that a good working nervous system is vital to the general well-being and function of the human body.
One of the most often named causes of diabetes is spinal injury. The nerve supply to the digestive organs is compromised by stress on nerve centers of the spine. Spinal adjustments are a primary source of treatment for diabetes.
Studies have shown chiropractic adjustments (along with nutrition and exercise) significantly improve the stabilization of glucose levels in patients.