Have You Considered Chiropractic Care for Diabetes Management? Here’s Why You Should

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Diabetes is a serious health condition that should not be taken lightly.  There are two types of diabetes, Type I and Type II.  Type I diabetes is commonly referred to as juvenile diabetes and most often occurs in young children because of an insulin condition.  Type II diabetes, typically developing later in life, can occur as a direct result of living an unhealthy lifestyle with a poor diet and a lack of exercise.  High blood sugar levels can be extremely dangerous, resulting in issues such as poor kidney function, eye problems, digestive issues, heart concerns, or nerve damage.  Those with diabetes can manage symptoms through medications or insulin injections, but the cost can be astronomical and treatment management can be painful.  But there’s hope for an improved quality of life through regular visits to a New Orleans chiropractor

The Life-Changing Effects of Chiropractic Care

Insulin is imperative for converting the glucose we take in from foods into energy the body needs.  It’s the pancreas that is ultimately responsible for producing the insulin our bodies need.  When the pancreas doesn’t function as it should and can’t produce the right amount of insulin or any insulin at all, it leads to diabetes.  Neurologically-based chiropractic care focuses on improving the health of the spine and ultimately the central nervous system.  Spinal misalignments lead to nerve interference that disrupt communication between the brain and the rest of the body.  This leads to chaos and dysfunction with the body that can trickle down to the pancreas as well, bringing about diabetes and other health concerns.  The nerves that affect the pancreas are found in the T7 vertebra, also known as the seventh thoracic vertebra.  Misalignment of the T7 will directly affect the function of the pancreas that will undoubtedly increase symptoms associated with diabetes.  But with regular chiropractic care from New Orleans chiropractor Dr. Jeff Vitenas, the central nervous system can function optimally, increasing the efficiency of the pancreas and improving overall whole body health.

Chiropractic Research for Diabetes

Studies have been conducted to explore the effectiveness of chiropractic care for those who suffer from diabetes. One such study was published in 2011 and showed a vast improvement in hemoglobin A1C levels for a 4-year-old girl who suffered from insulin-dependent type 1 diabetes.  Another study focused on a 46-year-old diabetic that suffered from not only diabetes but also chronic neck and shoulder pain.  After undergoing chiropractic care, she saw not only an improvement in her diabetes but also in her other symptoms of neck and shoulder pain.

If you or a loved one suffers from diabetes, chiropractic care can help with management of this disease.  For improved quality of life as well as overall health and wellness, schedule your consultation with Dr. Jeff Vitenas of Enlightened Chiropractic.  See for yourself all the amazing benefits of neurologically-based chiropractic care for the whole body.


Sudano, N., Robinson-Leblanc, D. “Improved A1C Levels in a Patient with Insulin-Dependent Type 1 Diabetes Undergoing Chiropractic Care: A Case Report.” Journal of Pediatric, Maternal, & Family Health, 2011; 4: 120-124. https://chiropracticpediatrics.sharepoint.com/Pages/2011_1087_diabetes.aspx.

Valli, J. “Chiropractic Management of a 46-Year-Old Type 1 Diabetic Patient with Upper Crossed Syndrome and Adhesive Capsulitis.” Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 2004 Fall; 3(4): 138-144. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2647023/.


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