Manage Diabetes with Chiropractic Care

Diabetes is a health condition in which blood sugar levels can get out of control, causing significant health concerns.  This condition is not only problematic to your everyday health, but it can also be very dangerous is not managed properly.  It is the seventh leading cause of death, and every year, approximately 1.5 million people are diagnosed with diabetes and nearly 10% of the total population has either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.  In fact, there has been a significant increase in diabetes diagnoses over the past 30 years.  These staggering statistics show that something must be done about controlling diabetes.  Medical doctors can help manage symptoms of diabetes, but what many don’t realize is that a Norcross chiropractor can help you manage and even eliminate diabetes completely.

Types of Diabetes

There are two types of diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2.  Both types of diabetes are the result of a dysfunctional pancreas. The job of the pancreas is to produce insulin and regulate blood sugar.  Type 1 diabetes is a result of a lack of insulin, while Type 2 diabetes is caused by the body’s incorrect response to insulin.  Insulin is vital to proper body function as its job is to absorb glucose and turn it into usable energy.  Without proper levels of insulin, blood sugar levels can become dangerously high and cause severe health problems.  For instance, diabetes that is not properly managed can lead to foot, eye, kidney, and nerve damage.  Some conditions resulting from mismanaged insulin levels can become chronic and even reduce life expectancy by anywhere from 10 to 20 years.  Diabetes is not a condition to ignore, and appropriate treatment is imperative to your health.  Norcross chiropractic Dr. Esther Widjaja recognizes this and uses neurologically-based chiropractic care to help you manage or even alleviate symptoms of diabetes.

How Can Chiropractic Care Manage Diabetes?

You may be wondering about the correlation between the spine and diabetes.  Spinal health is key to improving overall health and function of the body.  The spine protects the spinal cord, which is the part of the central nervous system that is responsible for communicating with the brain and telling the body what to do.  The T7 vertebra, or the seventh thoracic vertebra, directly impacts the nerves in the pancreas as they travel directly through it.  Spinal misalignments, especially of the T7, can cause nerve interference and disrupt communication between the brain and pancreas, directly affecting insulin output.  Chiropractic adjustments from Dr. Esther Widjaja of Phoenix Chiropractic will remove misalignments and restore communication to decrease symptoms of diabetes.  Medicine and synthetic insulin can help your body for short-term periods, but the effects don’t last.  Medicine or insulin will wear off and require more doses to achieve the desired results.  But chiropractic care addresses the root cause of diabetes for long-lasting results.

Diabetes Case Studies

Case studies show the direct connection between chiropractic care and an improvement in health for those with diabetes.  One case study focused on a 4-year-old girl with insulin-dependent Type 1 diabetes.  She saw a significant decrease in hemoglobin A1C levels with chiropractic care.  Additionally, a 46-year-old diabetic woman also saw improvements of not only her diabetes, but also shoulder and neck pain after being under chiropractic care.  In another case study, an 80-year-old man who suffered from diabetes, poor balance, lower back pain, and burning pain in his lower extremities saw drastic improvements in symptoms and nerve function after just 4 months of chiropractic care.

Chiropractic care can have a significant impact on overall health and wellness.  If you suffer from diabetes, turn to chiropractic care for long-lasting results.  Contact Norcross chiropractor Dr. Esther Widjaja of Phoenix Chiropractic today.




Murphy, D.R. “Diagnosis and Manipulative Treatment in Diabetic Polyneuropathy and Its Relation to Intertarsal Joint Dysfunction.” Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapies, 1994 Jan; 17(1): 29-37.

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.

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.