Diabetes is a disease that is affecting a growing number of people all over the world but can be prevented.
Diabetes can be reversed if it is treated early enough.
Unfortunately, the symptoms are often ignored.
Diabetes is also accompanied by a wide variety of complications that can impact different aspects of the individual’s health.
One of the treatments that may provide relief for those struggling with diabetes is PEMF therapy.
Most people remain unaware of the benefits of PEMF and diabetes.
This is the reason the focus of this article is to pass as much information as possible regarding diabetes, prevention, treatment and the benefits of PEMF therapy that have been backed by science.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a lifelong and serious disease that causes the blood glucose level to increase too high.
This occurs because not enough insulin is being produced by the body or the insulin produced is not working correctly.
There are two main types of diabetes, these are Type 1 and Type 2.
There are also other types of diabetes that are much rarer.
Type 1 diabetes is caused when the pancreas completely stops producing insulin.
Some people develop the condition and others are born with it.
Type 1 diabetes is usually developed early in the life of the individual.
Anyone with Type 1 diabetes will have to take shots of insulin for their entire life.
Type 2 diabetes results when the body cannot produce the correct amount of insulin or there is some reason the insulin produced is unable to function properly.
This type of diabetes develops later in life.
It has become common for a person to develop Type 2 diabetes due to a poor diet high in refined sugars and fats.
When an individual is overweight, their chances of developing Type 2 diabetes increases.
Symptoms of Diabetes
Blood glucose is unable to move into the cells in both types of diabetes.
This causes the levels in the blood to increase.
This often leads to harmful symptoms such as frequent urination, a consistent feeling of being tired and an increase in thirst.
As the disease progresses, it can lead to organ failure, organ damage and even death when untreated.
If you suspect you have diabetes, the main symptoms to look for are:
- Feeling tired
- Being extremely thirsty
- Having skin infections
- Feeling hungry constantly
- Weight loss for Type 1
- Weight gain for Type 2
- Frequent urination
- Blurred vision
- Cuts that do not heal
These symptoms are often overlooked because they are linked to another illness.
Anyone in a high-risk group should be aware of these symptoms.
Treatment of Diabetes
There are different approaches to the treatment of diabetes.
In many cases, the condition can be controlled but not cured.
Insulin shots must be taken by Type 1 diabetics numerous times every day for their entire life.
Type 2 diabetes is directly related to the diet of the individual.
These people are encouraged to eat a healthier diet, lose weight and exercise more often.
One of the most important links in handling the complex health issue of diabetes is PEMF.
PEMF can have a positive impact on blood glucose levels.
According to the studies, PEMF therapy can also treat some of the complications resulting from diabetes.
How Can PEMF Therapy Help with Diabetes?
Diabetic individuals may benefit from PEMF therapy.
This type of treatment is completely non-invasive.
It is so non-invasive, the patient does not even need to remove their clothing to undergo therapy.
PEMF operates on a cellular level.
This means it is able to greatly help individuals with diabetes.
Another important aspect is the blood flow is improved by PEMF.
Reduced blood flow in the arms and legs is one of the most common complications of diabetes.
When the feet are affected, it can cause gangrene and require amputation.
PEMF helps diabetics by restoring the flow of blood to the affected area of the body.
There have also been positive effects achieved for nerve regeneration due to PEMF therapy.
It is capable of restoring nerve function in the areas that have been impacted.
The other ways PEMF therapy is valuable for diabetics include:
- The reduction of pain and inflammation
- An improvement in pancreatic function
- The regeneration and healing of cells, tissues, and nerves
- An improvement in the healing of wounds
- An improvement in liver function
A Study on PEMF and Diabetes
In 2015, researchers completed a study regarding chronic diabetic foot ulcers and PEMF therapy.
The study focused on the effects of PEMF therapy on the microcirculation of foot ulcers.
The study was conducted by Zheng YP, Cheing GL, Wong WC, Yip SL, and Kwan RL.
The study was randomized, double-blind and placebo-controlled. This is the most reliable way to conduct a study.
The study involved thirteen individuals and was conducted at both a university and a hospital.
Six participants were in the control group and seven were in the PEMF group.
All of the participants were unable to successfully heal from diabetic foot ulcers.
During the three week duration, the individuals were given fourteen sessions of either a placebo simulation or a real PEMF stimulation.
The settings used for the PEMF stimulation were sixty minutes long, an intensity of twelve Gauss and a frequency of twelve Hz.
The assessments were conducted by looking at the microcirculation, the wound closure, and the wound depth.
The assessments were performed prior to the beginning of the study when the study concluded and during a thirty-day follow-up.
The study had encouraging results.
By the time the treatment concluded, the group receiving PEMF therapy experienced wound healing of eighteen percent as opposed to the ten percent seen in the control group.
The PEMF group also showed a fourteen percent improvement in capillary diameter and a 29 percent improvement in their capillary blood velocity.
The control group had a decrease in both capillary blood velocity and capillary diameter.
The researchers concluded the PEMF therapy was responsible for the improvements in both the microcirculation and the wound healing for the participants with diabetic foot ulcers.
Unfortunately, when this condition is not treated it will continue to progress.
This can lead to an amputation of the limb affected.