About Fort Wayne Diabetes & Fort Wayne ChiropracticDefinition Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a multi-system disease described by persistent hyperglycemia (increased blood sugar). It results in both acute and chronic issues like mobility, headaches, and neuromusculoskeletal issues. Type-2 diabetes or adult-onset diabetes signifies the most common form of the disease. Chiropractors recognize these complications and can help diabetic patients with musculoskeletal issues. (1) Description Diabetes is a chronic (long-term) condition that affects many people, weakens their musculoskeletal system, and keeps them from the quality of life they want. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc recognizes this and works with our Fort Wayne diabetic patients who may well come to us for other conditions like back pain and neck pain and find that chiropractic care is beneficial for their health. 25.8 million Americans (8.3% of the population) have diabetes. (2) About two million Canadians suffer from diabetes, 10% of them with Type 1, contributing to 41,000 deaths a year. (3) Incredible statistics, but that’s just the underlying story. The bigger story is the effect diabetes has on each person with diabetes. Healthcare providers of all sorts are eager to help. Medications are often a central form of care, but diet, exercise, and chiropractic play roles as well. Chiropractic offers benefits to diabetic patients. Mobility is a concern for diabetics. Fort Wayne diabetic patients wants to keep it, but some diabetics are limited in their mobility. Let’s consider the statistics: Diabetic subjects are more likely to use a mobility aid than control subjects: 7 versus 2% used a wheelchair regularly, 7 vs. 3% a frame, and 33 vs. 26% a walking stick. Overall, 46% of diabetic subjects used some form of mobility aid compared to just 31% of control subjects. (4) Many are overweight or obese, 54% in one study. (5) 22% are physically inactive, 17.4% are smokers, 18% report having hypertension, and 19.6% report high cholesterol. (5) That’s where chiropractic care may become a useful adjunct form of care. How does chiropractic fit into diabetic care? Chiropractors like yours at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc work with the musculoskeletal system. Our gentle Cox Technic keeps the spine and the musculoskeletal system functioning effectively. Further, chiropractic considers the whole person, and Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc coordinates nutrition, diet, and exercise to your tolerance and desire. Coordination of care amongst healthcare providers like chiropractic physicians and primary care physicians is a good start. Each provides encouraging counseling on how to manage diabetes as well as the best their professions have to offer. Contact Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc today to make chiropractic a part of your overall diabetes care and discuss how chiropractic care may enhance your diabetes care plan beneficially. "This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."