Diabetes is a disease which lessons the body's ability to metabolize carbohydrates, which results from inadequate production of insulin. This substance is necessary to convert our food into energy because it transfers the glucose from the bloodstream to the cells.
The main symptom of this disease is high blood sugar. Other symptoms might include frequent urination, excessive thirst and fatigue.
Treatment will either be insulin injections for Type 1 or oral medications for Type 2.
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Benefits of Massage
According to several research studies, and as reported in the October 2001 issue of Diabetes Spectrum, massage therapy may affect insulin absorption, blood glucose levels, and diabetic neuropathy in a positive way.
As more positive research is reported as to the benefits of massage for diabetics, these are important benefits for everyone who receives massage...but especially for diabetics:
Sessions for diabetic massage treatment can last 30-90 minutes and cost $30-$150, not usually any more than a regular massage therapy session.
Always see your physician on a regular basis to monitor your high blood sugar and also to make sure that massage therapy is safe for you.
Western medicine is usually focused on medical treatment of disease and illness, whereas energy treatments focus on the holistic mind, body, and spirit connections.
Energy healing may actually be looked at one day soon as as an "accepted" alternative therapy, in conjunction with standard medical therapies.
Energy healing therapies, like Therapeutic Touch (TT), Reiki, massage, and acupressure, have certainly been studied more closely over the last 10 years as alternative treatment options for varies illnesses. But, can they really help restore normal blood glucose levels?
This DVD, Treating Diabetics by Foot Massage helps you learn great foot massage techniques for diabetic patients, how to provide nerve stimulation with massage, and how to ease neuropathy symptoms.
As with any alternative treatment options, always discuss massage therapy with your primary care physician to make sure it is safe for you or your family/friends with diabetes.