Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects how the body turns food into energy. According to the data released by the CDC, "More than 37 million US adults have diabetes, and 1 in 5 of them don’t know they have it" (What Is Diabetes?, 2022). These numbers do not include children and teens. Diabetes is also listed as being the seventh leading cause of death in the US.
Currently, there is no known cure for diabetes. However, recent research has been released in which HBOT is being shown to help alleviate the symptoms of this condition. Find a direct link to the research here.
Per the International Hyperbarics Association, studies have demonstrated the following benefits of HBOT for diabetes:
Improve Blood Chemistry Profile:
Fasting blood sugar
Advance Glycemic Control:
Increases pancreatic islets of Langerhans
Improves insulin sensitivity
Increases skeletal muscle reception of glucose
Decrease cardiovascular risk:
Promotes long-term blood pressure control
Attenuates metabolic syndrome
Reduces risk of sudden heart attack due to ventricular arrythmias
Stimulate Angiogenesis & Reduce Inflammation:
Improves brain function and reduces risk of stroke
Enhances heart function and reduces risk of heart attack
Reduces risk of diabetic retinopathy
Decreases risk of diabetic neuropathy
Minimizes risk of diabetic nephropathy
Enhance Natural/External Healing:
Promotes closure of non-healing wounds
Reduces risk of amputation
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International Hyperbarics Association. (2019). Diabetes & Hyperbarics [Brochure]. International Hyperbarics Association.
What is Diabetes? (2022, July 7). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/diabetes.html