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Infrared Sauna And Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes Patients Support Health Efforts With Infrared Sauna

Diabetes Patients Support Health Efforts With Infrared Sauna

Diabetes Patients Support Health Efforts with Infrared Sauna Health & Wellness , Infrared Sauna Benefits November is already upon us! In just about a week and a half, we will recognize World Diabetes Day (November 14). This chronic condition is making the news (for all the wrong reasons) more and more every day. Recent estimates project that as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes in 2050. Did you know that many people with diabetes or at risk for diabetes use infrared therapy to support their health? Help with Chronic Pain, Fatigue and Depression In a study published in the June 2010 issue of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Dr. Richard Beever, professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of British Columbia, found that infrared saunas help diabetics. Dr. Beever knew that data showed far-infrared sauna treatments improve the quality of life for those with chronic pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression and congestive heart failure. He went further to test his hypothesis that far-infrared saunas have a beneficial effect on quality of life in those with type II diabetes as well. Dr. Beever invited patients with type II diabetes to participate in a study consisting of 20-minute infrared sauna sessions three times a week for three months. The study used Sunlighten infrared saunas . Far-infrared sauna use may be associated with improved quality of life in people with type II diabetes mellitus, the research concluded. Uptake of infrared saunas use is greater than the uptake of other lifestyle interventions. Dr. Beever later told an interviewer, Generally, I would feel comfortable in recommending infrared saunas, but I am comfortable more particularly with Sunlighten , as I have done subsequent research examining the Continue reading >>

Diabetics And Infrared Sauna | Research And Guidelines

Diabetics And Infrared Sauna | Research And Guidelines

The head of the study, Dr. Beever, tested the infrared sauna with those who suffered from type II diabetes and made some interesting discoveries. For a three-month period, the doctor studied patients with diabetes who underwent 20-minute sessions, three times a week under the sauna. The result was a marked improvement in their quality of life. The effects of the sauna assisted in circulation, provided relief from some of the pain, and patients felt better because of the treatment itself. The Acta Medica Okayama published in April 2010 a study from doctors in the Department of Physical Therapy, located at KIBI International University in Takahashi, Okayama, Japan where infrared therapy was also used on patients suffering from type II diabetes. The focus of their research was on bedridden subjects and how 15-minute sessions of infrared sauna over a two-week period would affect the oxidative stress levels of the legs. The result was a marked improvement that was noticeable in terms of decreased stress levels which garnered positive results. The most noticeable benefits from using infrared sauna technology are for prediabetics that have a combination of symptoms that include high blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, and obesity rates. While not fully diabetic, these patients are all candidates based on their physical condition. The infrared sauna had a powerful, positive impact on those with prediabetic conditions which may help in preventing type II diabetes from forming. Other studies, such as one published in October 2001 in the American College of Cardiology journal found that patients with hypertension, diabetes mellitus, high cholesterol, and even those who smoked had improved circulation with the infrared treatments that provided excellent support for the blood Continue reading >>

Far Infrared Sauna - Diabetes

Far Infrared Sauna - Diabetes

Far Infrared Sauna can improve the Quality of Life of People with Type 2 Diabetes "We found significant improvements in stress, fatigue, physical health, general health and social functioning." From the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine Diabetes is a debilitating disease which affects 246 million people worldwide. It has reached epidemic proportions. Many believe this is due to the fact that we now have an abundance of food, a lot of which is high in calories but low in nutrition. Combine this with a decrease in the amount of physical activity and you have the perfect storm for an epidemic of diabetes. The growing field of complementary health reveals that people are looking for ways to improve their helath without the use of pharmaceuticals. One such device is the far-infrared sauna. There is evidence to suggest that far infrared sauna use improves the quality of life of people with chronic pain, chronic fatigue syndrome and depression. There is also fair evidence to support the role of far infrared saunas in treating congestive heart failure. Many of these studies were conducted by similar research group and the subjects were hospital patients. The results of the study found that there were significant changes in quality of life. Levels of stress and fatigue improved. General health and social functioning also improved. The results of the study suggests that far infrared saunas improve the quality of life in people with type II diabetes. The combination of favorable compliance and adherence as well as effectiveness in improving the quality of life makes infrared sauna therapy and attractive complementary option in the treatment of type II diabetes. ATestimonial from a Relax Far Infrared Sauna User Heavy Metals toxicity no longer there - Hands and Feet Continue reading >>

Infrared Sauna Treatment For Diabetes

Infrared Sauna Treatment For Diabetes

The National Institutes of Health, NIH, state that diabetes is one of the leading and major risk factors for both heart attacks and strokes. Though it is considered to be a manageable illness, over time it can be the cause of a great deal of debilitating damage to the body. Diabetes and its resulting high blood glucose wreaks havoc on the human system and can lead to heart issues, blindness, bad circulation, amputation and kidney problems. However, hope is on the horizon in the form of far infrared sauna therapy. A little more about diabetes. This debilitating disease affects over three million people worldwide. Since there is an abundance of food generally low in nutrients with high caloric values, diabetes is evident in epidemic proportions. Add in a decrease in physical activity and diabetes flourishes. Currently on trend is the desire to use fewer pharmaceuticals while maintaining optimal health. There is one effective device in use for over two decades available that accomplishes a reduction in blood sugar levels and the elimination of many if not all medication. What is this wonder drug? Not a drug at all. It is called a far infrared sauna! Evidence implies that far infrared sauna use enhances the quality of life for those suffering from Diabetes along with many other diseases. Far infrared has also been able to treat the symptoms of heart failure, chronic pain and even the depression related to Diabetes. Over the past few years, there have been many studies conducted on the benefits of far infrared therapy. Two studies from 2010 site some interesting new findings in terms of aid to those suffering from diabetes. In April of 2010, Japanese researchers studied the effects of far infrared on patients suffering with type II diabetes. The results published in Acta Me Continue reading >>

Infrared Sauna For Low Blood Sugar | Good Health Saunas

Infrared Sauna For Low Blood Sugar | Good Health Saunas

Home Infrared Sauna Health Benefits Low Blood Sugar How Your Infrared Sauna Helps Low Blood Sugar Medical experts warn that by the year 2050, roughly 33% of American adults will have diabetes. Diabetes impairs the bodys ability to use glucose (the bodys natural source of energy) derived from the foods that we commonly eat. While insulin is naturally produced in the pancreas and delivers glucose to the cells to use as energy, diabetes greatly limits this process. In diabetics, the pancreas cannot properly make insulin and therefore glucose goes undelivered, causing low blood sugar. While many diabetics use infrared saunas to manage their diabetes, is it just the placebo effect, or can an infrared sauna really help with low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)? That was the question posed by a University of British Columbia professor in the universitys Department of Family Medicine. In the Journal of Alternative Medicines June 2010 issue, Dr. Beever shared established research into how infrared sauna treatments improved the lives of those with chronic fatigue, congestive heart failure, depression, and a whole range of conditions, but what about diabetes? In Dr. Beevers study at the Fraser Lake Community Health Centre, patients with Type 2 diabetes participated in 20-minute infrared sauna sessions three times per week over the span of three months. Conclusive Improvements for Those with Type II Diabetes Mellitus Dr. Beevers research concluded that infrared sauna use may be associated with improved quality of life in people with type II diabetes mellitus. Since many more are willing to spend time in an infrared sauna than, say, put time in at the gym or drastically alter their diet, Dr. Beever found more were willing to use infrared saunas in managing their diabetes when compared to Continue reading >>

Health Benefits Of Using Infrared Sauna : Diabetic Symptom Relief

Health Benefits Of Using Infrared Sauna : Diabetic Symptom Relief

Health Benefits of Using Infrared Sauna : Diabetic Symptom Relief Type II Diabetes is a serious condition that can afflict people of all ages. Those with the disorder have a higher risk of developing heart disease, organ and nerve damage, blindness, and many other serious medical conditions. Unfortunately, certain risk factors such as age, race and family history are out of your control, and increase the likelihood that you will develop the disease at some point in your lifetime.1 Although lifestyle and health habit changes can be made, adjusting to life with type II Diabetes can be difficult. Diet, exercise and medication can all help to alleviate symptoms, but relaxation is just as important. When you experience stress or anxiety, your body will increase the level of blood sugar in your body, which can have devastating consequences for those with Diabetes. Many relaxation techniques, such as mindfulness, visualization, deep breathing and mediation are utilized by those with the disease in an effort to counteract the negative effects of stress. Fortunately, a new treatment modality is on the rise: the infrared sauna. Thermal therapy has been shown to be of immense benefit to those suffering from type II Diabetes, providing an alternative form of treatment to standard relaxation practices. A study completed by the Department of Family Medicine at the University of British Columbia found that the physical health, general health, and social functioning indicesimproved. Visual analogue scales for stress and fatigue improved.2 in patients who underwent 20-minute sauna sessions three times a week for a period of three months. The conclusion? Thermal therapy, specifically that of the far-infrared sauna, can improve the overall general health and quality of life of those livi Continue reading >>

The Effects Of Repeated Thermal Therapy On Quality Of Life In Patients With Type Ii Diabetes Mellitus.

The Effects Of Repeated Thermal Therapy On Quality Of Life In Patients With Type Ii Diabetes Mellitus.

J Altern Complement Med. 2010 Jun;16(6):677-81. doi: 10.1089/acm.2009.0358. The effects of repeated thermal therapy on quality of life in patients with type II diabetes mellitus. Department of Family Medicine, University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada. [email protected] Decreased quality of life in diabetes is associated with poor health outcomes. Far-infrared sauna treatments improve the quality of life for those with chronic pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, and congestive heart failure. The objective of this study is to determine whether far-infrared saunas have a beneficial effect on quality of life in those with type II diabetes. This was a sequential, longitudinal, interrupted time series design study. The setting was Fraser Lake BC, a rural village in central British Columbia, Canada. All patients of the Fraser Lake Community Health Center with type II diabetes were invited to participate in this study. The study consisted of 20-minute, 3 times weekly infrared sauna sessions, over a period of 3 months. To assess quality of life, subjects completed the 36-item Short-form Health Survey Version 2 (SF-36v2) questionnaire as well as "Zero-to-Ten" Visual Analogue Scales. Baseline study parameters were measured within 1 week prior to commencing sauna sessions. Postintervention measurements were collected between 1 and 3 days after the last sauna session. Physical health, general health, and social functioning indices of the SF-36v2 improved. Visual Analogue Scales for stress and fatigue improved. Far-infrared sauna use maybe associated with improved quality of life in people with type II diabetes mellitus. Uptake of infrared saunas use is greater than the uptake of other lifestyle interventions. Continue reading >>

Far Infrared Sauna And Type 1 Diabetes - Does This Help With Small Blood Vessels

Far Infrared Sauna And Type 1 Diabetes - Does This Help With Small Blood Vessels

Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android . Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community Far Infrared Sauna and Type 1 diabetes - does this help with small blood vessels I have recently purchased a Far Infrared Sauna ( ) in the hope that this will provide long term health benefits such as lower blood pressure and improved blood circulation, etc I have been type 1 diabetic for 24 years (my control in not great) and have diabetic retinopathy as I have had my eyes lasered a few times (over a year ago). I wanted to know if I am at risk of causing further damage to the small blood vessels in my eyes and kidneys by using far infrared rays as these penetrate the skin and cause blood vessels to expand (thus lowering blood pressure). I am worried that this will make my small blood vessels leak further causing more damage. Is there anyone out that with sufficient knowledge that can help? I have an appointment booked with my GP in 2 weeks time (the earliest I can get) but I have a very strong feeling that the GP will not know (as their answer for everything is paracetamol) Continue reading >>

Lifestyle Integration - Top 6 Near Infrared Sauna Diabetic Life Hacks You Need To Know For Better Control

Lifestyle Integration - Top 6 Near Infrared Sauna Diabetic Life Hacks You Need To Know For Better Control

Top 6 Near Infrared Sauna Diabetic Life Hacks You Need To Know For Better Control Top 6 Near Infrared Sauna Diabetic "Life Hacks" You Need To Know For Better Control According to Diabetes Australia's website, diabetes is the epidemic of the 21st century and is the biggest problem confronting our health system. The statistics indicate that there are up to 1.7 million people with diabetes and about 280 Australians develop it daily. No matter what statistic you look at or use it's a big, and growing, problem. While the cause is generally not known, we do know that it's associated with modifiable lifestyle risk factors and these are a critical part to successfully addressing Type 2 diabetes. There is a concept called the minimum effective dose that is very relevant when addressing these modifiable lifestyle risk factors. The minimum effective dose is defined as the smallest dose that will produce a desired outcome. Now straight up I'll say that I'm not advocating laziness, far from it. What I'm saying is we need to work smarter and recognize what the minimum effort is for the desired outcome. Part of the reason for this is simply human nature. Most diabetics know what they need to do, but their compliance with it is poor. We all know we should eat well and exercise, but all too often those that need to the most don't do it. So are there "diabetic life hacks" out there that help us to get the outcome we want in the easiest most effective way? Yes and no. There is ultimately no replacing diet and exercise and it would be foolish to suggest this. However, there are tools available that do help to create the desired outcomes with minimal effort and dose. The most important of these is the daily use of a near infrared sauna. Some basic sauna background is needed here before I s Continue reading >>

Spa, Sauna And Massage Therapy Return

Spa, Sauna And Massage Therapy Return

To enjoy the benefits of a spa or sauna, your diabetes must be well controlled. Stay well-hydrated, check your blood-glucose (sugar) levels more often than usual, and keep some quickly absorbed carbohydrates with you to treat hypoglycemia, if necessary. Wear flip-flops or sandals at all times to prevent injuries and infections. For several reasons, saunas and Finnish-style spas (alternating hot and cold) are often contra-indicated for people with diabetes, especially those being treated with insulin . Cause excessive sweating, which can lead to dehydration, producing a decrease in blood volume and, consequently, higher blood glucose (sugar) levels. Increase certain hormones that oppose the action of insulin, such as growth hormone and glucagon , which have a hyperglycemic effect (raising blood sugar). Dilate the blood vessels, increase the speed of insulin absorption and cause unusual variations in blood glucose levels. Dry out the skin and cause skin conditions or wounds. In addition, diabetes predisposes sufferers to cardiac complications, a contra-indication of sauna use. Also, public spaces like swimming pools, showers and saunas increase the risk of contamination by fungal or other types of infections that can aggravate conditions like neuropathy (a complication of diabetes that affects the nerves). A person with diabetes can have a massage from time to time. The latest data indicate that massage can help relieve the symptoms of diabetic neuropathy and normalize blood glucose (sugar) levels by increasing insulin sensitivity. It is important to inform the massage therapist about your diabetes and other health problems or skin conditions. If you have any circulatory problems, vascular disorders or uncontrolled blood sugar, massage may not be recommended. It is impor Continue reading >>

Infrared Sauna And Diabetes

Infrared Sauna And Diabetes

Diabetes , Health & Wellness , Infrared Sauna Benefits November 14 is World Diabetes Day. Recent estimates project that as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes in 2050. Did you know that many people with diabetes or at risk for diabetes use infrared therapy to support their health? In a study published in the June 2010 issue of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Dr. Richard Beever, professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of British Columbia, found that infrared saunas help diabetics. Dr. Beever knew of data that showed that far-infrared sauna treatments improve the quality of life for those with chronic pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression and congestive heart failure. He wanted to determine whether far-infrared saunas have a beneficial effect on quality of life in those with type II diabetes as well. At the Fraser Lake Community Health Center in rural British Columbia, all patients with type II diabetes were invited to participate in a study consisting of 20-minute infrared sauna sessions three times a week for three months. The study used Sunlighten infrared saunas . Far-infrared sauna use may be associated with improved quality of life in people with type II diabetes mellitus, the research concluded. Uptake of infrared saunas use is greater than the uptake of other lifestyle interventions. Dr. Beever later told an interviewer, Generally, I would feel comfortable in recommending infrared saunas, but I am comfortable more particularly with Sunlighten , as I have done subsequent research examining the effects of their specific sauna and heating technology on quality of life, blood pressure, weight, cholesterol, sugar levels and in those with type 2 diabetes (another publication is pending). In the April 20 Continue reading >>

Diabetes | Good Health Saunas

Diabetes | Good Health Saunas

How can an infrared sauna from Good Health Saunas benefit people with diabetes? Lets find out. To fully understand diabetes, it is important to understand what happens normally. In a healthy person, the food that you eat- especially carbohydrates are broken down by your body into a sugar called glucose. Glucose is used by the your cells to generate the energy you need to perform functions like moving. It is even important for your brain health. Glucose is able to enter into the cells of your body in order to be converted into energy through the help of a chemical in your body called insulin. Insulin is like a key that opens the door to your cells to allow glucose in. In Type 2 Diabetes however, this ability of sugar to enter into the cells and be used to generate energy is impaired. The pancreas, which is the main organ for producing insulin, somehow is no longer making enough insulin in the body Insulin is being produced by the pancreas but it is ineffective at letting glucose into the cells. numbness or tingling in the feet or hands Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes occur slowly over a number of years and so you might not even notice it. Some people dont even find out until they have a complication of diabetes. The chances of developing Type 2 Diabetes depends on a number of risk factors. Some of these factors- family history, age and ethnicity- cannot be modified. There are however, a number of risk factors for Type 2 Diabetes that can be reduced by changing habits and lifestyles. Exercising or engaging in physical activity for at least 30 minutes per day Taking care of your mental health. Depression can be a risk factor for diabetes Reducing the amount of refined sugars and processed foods you eat as they can be harder for your body to break down All these actions will h Continue reading >>

Is It Safe To Sauna?

Is It Safe To Sauna?

Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community I was diagnosed T1 about 6 months ago. I've got my head around it and have pretty good control, but then the odd issue crops up. I was at the gym and it was the first time in a long while that I have had time to take a Sauna after a swim - as I went to open the door I checked the notice (which I think I've never done before) and it read that people with diabetes should not use - not differentiating between T1 and T2, so I was unsure if this is an insulin/heat (potential hypo) issue? My DN recommended 10mins (max), should the opportunity arise again... but I just wandered if others used them and if there are any other issues to watch out for? Apologies if this is a ridiculous or simple question to answer. Any advice would be appreciated. I suppose the same 10 minutes holds for steam rooms? I don't think that 10 mins is particularly an issue. I'd suggest that you can go longer than that safely. Personally, from my experiences, I think it's a case of rather more worry than is necessary. I don't recall any news stories about diabetics being rescued from saunas due to hypos, and they would definitely get out there. Apparently the heat of the sauna's increases blood flow to the skin area which accelerates the rate in which insulin is absorbed, probably why they have a ban or a precautionary warning on sauna's. Makes sense, but how much insulin is on board when going into a sauna? Saunas are actually good for those with diabetes. I wouldn't recommend prolonged use, but they don actually increase blood circulation in the body, this, in turn, helps the body regulate insulin more effectively and so helps those with diabetes maintain a more regular blood sugar l Continue reading >>

Do Infrared Saunas Have Any Health Benefits? - Mayo Clinic

Do Infrared Saunas Have Any Health Benefits? - Mayo Clinic

An infrared sauna is a type of sauna that uses light to create heat. This type of sauna is sometimes called a far-infrared sauna "far" describes where the infrared waves fall on the light spectrum. A traditional sauna uses heat to warm the air, which in turn warms your body. An infrared sauna heats your body directly without warming the air around you. The appeal of saunas in general is that they cause reactions similar to those elicited by moderate exercise, such as vigorous sweating and increased heart rate. An infrared sauna produces these results at lower temperatures than does a regular sauna, which makes it accessible to people who can't tolerate the heat of a conventional sauna. But does that translate into tangible health benefits? Perhaps. Several studies have looked at using infrared saunas in the treatment of chronic health problems, such as high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, dementia and Alzheimer's disease, headache, type 2 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, and found some evidence of benefit. However, larger and more-rigorous studies are needed to confirm these results. Some of these studies were also performed with patients using traditional sauna. On the other hand, no adverse effects have been reported with infrared saunas. So if you're considering trying a sauna for relaxation, an infrared sauna might be an option. Continue reading >>

Hot Tub Therapy For Type 2 Diabetes Reduces Blood Sugar Levels & Improves Sleep

Hot Tub Therapy For Type 2 Diabetes Reduces Blood Sugar Levels & Improves Sleep

Hot Tub Therapy has found to be useful in controlling Type 2 diabetes. Yes, you read that correctly. According to the American Diabetes Association, over 15.7 million Americans are diabetic. More people are being diagnosed as diabetic every day! Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, accounting for 90% of cases. It is a disorder in which the body is not able to make enough insulin or to properly use insulin to turn the glucose in food into energy. Having Type 2 Diabetes does not mean that it’s the end of the world. With a simple guide to managing Type 2 Diabetes, you can still live a healthy and happy life. Since November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, I thought it would be a good time to shine a spotlight on a serious disease that leads to potentially life-threatening complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, and possible amputation. Studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine have given new hope to the millions who suffer from diabetes. “Hot tub therapy” helped a group of Type 2 diabetics reduce their blood sugar levels and improve sleep patterns. (If I had Type 2 diabetes, I”d take those improvements for starters, wouldn’t you?) Hot tubbing was judged beneficial because the effects of partial immersion in a hot tub simulate the beneficial effects of exercise. Physical exercise is recommended for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Soaking in a hot tub was found to be beneficial for Type 2 diabetes according to an independent study done by Dr. Philip L. Hooper at the McKee Medical Center in Loveland, Colorado. He studied a group of Type 2 diabetes patients for three weeks. The patients were required to soak in a hot tub for thirty minutes a day, six days a week, for the duration of the study Continue reading >>

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