Massage and Diabetes........
Comfort, relaxation, may makes one think inter alia of massage. Question: is this also okay for those with diabetes? For many people with diabetes this is true.
Some diabetics report after massage a drop in blood glucose of 20-40 mg/dl. The pleasures of massage may cause a decrease in hormones that are related to stress and anxiety which may cause this significant drop in blood glucose levels.
Therapeutic massage will increase blood circulation. This may help with increasing the efficiency of insulin which will help decrease blood glucose levels. Therapeutic massage may be beneficial for people with diabetic neuropathy.
For diabetics massage may ease problems with range of motion and increase flexibility. It may also help to decrease muscle tension and blood pressure.
Points to consider for a healthy massage
Consult only a licensed or certified massage therapist. Ask to see their certificate from the state to ensure they are licensed.
Tell your massage therapist you have diabetes and the special concerns you have. Your therapist should be educated in skills of working with people who have diabetes.
Do you have healthy skin? Do you have any wounds or fragile skin? If your skin is delicate massage may not be a good idea for you.
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