By TREA WESSEL
From the May 11, 2015, issue of the Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research comes a documented case study of a woman with type 2 diabetes being helped with chiropractic care. According to this study, type 2 diabetes, also known as non-insulin dependent diabetes or adult onset diabetes, can occur at any age, but usually occurs in people over the age of 40.
The study authors point out that it is estimated that 17 million Americans suffer from type 2 diabetes, with only about 11 million having been diagnosed. The diagnosis of type 2 diabetes is often delayed until other complications occur that lead to a diagnosis.
In this case, a 67-year-old woman went to the chiropractor with a variety of health issues including type 2 diabetes and hypertension. Additionally, she was told by her MD that she would soon need dialysis because her kidneys were failing. With her variety of health issues, the woman reported that she was taking as many as 92 pills per day. She was experiencing headaches, digestive issues, and musculoskeletal complaints that were affecting every facet of her life. She had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at age 40 and was taking insulin injections ever since.
A chiropractic examination was performed which showed multiple areas of sensitivity in her spine as well as postural irregularities and restricted ranges of motion. Based on the findings of her chiropractic examination, she was given a diagnosis of vertebral subluxations in the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and pelvic regions. Chiropractic care was recommended at the rate of 3 visits per week for the first month.
In total, the patient was seen on 33 visits over a three month period of time. Her positive results were almost immediate. The study reports that after the fourth chiropractic visit, the patient went to her medical doctor and was able to stop taking insulin for her diabetes. Her glucose levels had improved to within normal limits and stayed within those limits throughout the rest of her chiropractic care.
In addition to her diabetes, the patient reported that she was improving in all other areas of her health. By her sixth visit, she reported that her overall condition had improved by 50 percent. As her chiropractic care continued, she was able to completely stop a number of medications and had reduced her daily medications from 92 to 21 pills per day.
In their conclusion, the authors wrote, "This case presented a patient with a long-standing history of type 2 diabetes mellitus that was resolved under conservative chiropractic care. Following a short frequency of visits, the patient was able to stop administering medication for her condition and complete resolution was noted."
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