Can a pulsed electro magnetic field help diabetes
In insulin-dependent diabetes, the diabetic's body fails to make insulin, a hormone essential to the metabolism of glucose. Glucose enters the blood stream from the food that we eat and, in the presence of insulin, is taken up and "burned" by cells that require this essential fuel. In the absence of insulin, however, glucose accumulates in the blood causing the condition known as high blood sugar (hyperglycemia), while the cells starve for fuel. Without taking insulin injections, the diabetic will slowly starve to death despite abnormally high blood sugar levels. Why does a diabetic's body fail to produce insulin? Within the pancreas, the Islets of Langerhans produce insulin in response to blood glucose. These islets are tiny insulin factories that sense the level of glucose in the blood stream, and produce insulin in precise proportion to that level. Therefore, following a meal, blood sugar levels will rise significantly, and the islets will release a large amount of insulin. This insulin will cause body cells to take up the sugar, causing blood sugar to quickly return to its normal range. Once blood sugar is in the normal range, the islets will reduce the output of insulin to an idling state. In this way, the islets adjust their production of insulin on a minute-by-minute basis, always producing just enough insulin to deal with the amount of blood sugar presently in the blood stream. In insulin-dependent diabetes, the islets are destroyed by the person's own immune system, which mistakenly identifies these essential cells as foreign invaders. This self-destructive mechanism is the basis of many so-called autoimmune diseases. Once the islets are killed, the ability to produce insulin is lost, and the overt symptoms and consequences of diabetes begin.
okay thats interesting but can pulsed electro magnetic field help diabetes,, Firstly
What is Pulsed Electo-Magnetic Field Therapy
A living cell is surrounded by a membrane through which important materials must pass, -in and out. The membranes’ ability to open and close is called permeability. Permeability is controlled by an electric phenomenon, which is influenced by magnetic fields. Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field Therapy is the application of pulsating electro-magnetic fields which support the body to remain healthy and pain-free by stimulating each and every cell to retain its’ permeability.
How does it work?
Pulsating electro-magnetic fields work by stimulating ions and regulating
their function, improving their interaction, which in turn accelerates
healing and prevents cells from degenerating and dying.
But can pulsed electro magnetic field help Diabetes???
well many scientist think so
Neurosci Behav Physiol. 2003 Oct;33(8):745-52.
In this study, 320 diabetics received impulsed magnetic field treatment
while 100 diabetics (controls) received conservative therapy alone. Results
I.B. Kirillovm, et al., Magentotherapy in the Comprehensive Treatment of Vascular Complications of Diabetes Mellitus, Klin Med, 74(5), 1996, . 39-41.
This study involving 72 diabetics with purulent wounds found that magnetic fields aided healing significantly.
R.A. Kuliev & R.F. Babaev, A Magnetic Field in the Combined Treatment
of Suppurative Wounds in Diabetes Mellitus, Vestn Khir Im I I Grek, 148(1),
in our previous newsletter /barry/newsletter221/
we discussed the effect of pemfs on diabetic leg ulcers
If you have an implantable medical device such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, insulin pump or liver infusion pump, avoid exposure to magnets, as they may affect the way your medical device functions.
PMID: 14635988 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Currently, about 250,000 people with diabetes in the United States undergo leg amputation each year as the end result of chronic leg ulcers that did not heal from conventional or lack of wound care.
Fracture healing is a process of restoring the structural and biological
properties of injured bone. It has been well documented that diabetes
mellitus (DM), a systemic disease affecting 17 million Americans, causes
increased healing time with a concomitant increase in delayed unions
and nonunions. Unfortunately, the specific mechanism for the delayed
fracture healing in patients with diabetes has yet to be elucidated.
Diabetes (purulent wounds)
This study involving 72 diabetics with purulent wounds found that magnetic fields aided healing significantly.\
R.A. Kuliev & R.F. Babaev, "A Magnetic Field in the Combined Treatment of Suppurative Wounds in Diabetes Mellitus,
" Vestn Khir Im I I Grek, 148(1),January 1992, . 33-36.
Magentotherapy in the comprehensive treatment of vascular complications of diabetes mellitus –
[Article in Russian]. Klin Med (Mosk) 74(5):39-41. 3
20 diabetes mellitus (DM) patients were exposed to impulsed magnetic field, 100 control DM patients received conservative therapy alone. 270 patients had microangiopathy, macroangiopathy was diagnosed in 50 patients. Magnetotherapy in combination with conservative methods gave good and satisfactory results in 74% of patients versus 28% in control group. Metabolism stabilization resulted in some patients in reduced blood sugar. Use of magnetic field produced faster and longer response than conservative therapy.
PMID: 8999182, UI: 97062022
suppurative wounds (diabetics)
Kuliev RA, Babaev RF, Akhmedova LM, Ragimova AI (1992) [Treatment of suppurative wounds in patients with diabetes mellitus by magnetic field and laser irradiation - Article in Russian]. Khirurgiia (Mosk) Jul;7-8:30-33.
The efficacy of including a magnetic field, low-intensity laser beam,
and their combination in the complex of therapeutic measures was studied
in 119 patients with suppurative wounds and diabetes mellitus. With the
use of magnetic field or laser beam intoxication diminished, the organism's
immunological status was stabilized within a shorter time, the wound
process followed a quicker course, and treatment took less time. The
magnetic-laser effect has advantages over separate use of these factors.
PMID: 1469868, UI: 93108702