Diabetes mellitus is a disorder of metabolism that results from a deficiency of insulin. Insulin, produced by the pancreas, controls your blood sugar (glucose) levels.
Insulin normally lowers your blood sugar levels. In its absence of insulin, blood sugar levels climb, leading to serious health consequences. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, blindness in adults and amputations. Diabetes also increases the risk for heart disease, stroke and birth defects. Diabetes is considered the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S.
Traditional approaches to care for diabetes includes managing the blood sugar levels with insulin injections, diet and exercise. There are some new drug therapies but these drugs may be harmful to the kidneys and liver, only leading to more problems. It is important to note that even though medical care is fairly successful at managing blood sugar levels, diabetes shortens life expectancy by up to 15 years. At this time there are no methods to cure or prevent diabetes.
Diabetic patients may find success with chiropractic care. Spinal nerve interference has been documented in the scientific literature to be a cause of metabolic problems including diabetes. Based on the statistics by the Committee on Research of the International Chiropractic Association and Kale Network, 67.5% of the diabetic mellitus patients were well or much improved, 22% were slightly improved and 9.7% were the same after receiving Specific Chiropractic care.
Note: Specific Chiropractic care patients received upper cervical (neck) chiropractic adjustments. This is important to note because the first 2 vertebra protect your "brain stem."