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?
All cells that make up tissue or bone have a weak natural electrical current flow caused by electrically charged particles called ions.

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.
The use of pulsed electromagnetic fields in treatment of patients with diabetic polyneuropathy.
Musaev AV, Guseinova SG, Imamverdieva SS.
Science Research Institute of Medical Rehabilitation, Baku, Azerbaidzhan.
Clinical and electroneuromyographic studies were performed in 121 patients with diabetic polyneuropathy (DPN) before and after courses of treatment with pulsed electromagnetic fields with complex modulation (PEMF-CM) at different frequencies (100 and 10 Hz). Testing of patients using the TSS and NIS LL scales demonstrated a correlation between the severity and frequency of the main subjective and objective effects of disease and the stage of DPN. The severity of changes in the segmental-peripheral neuromotor apparatus--decreases in muscle bioelectrical activity, the impulse conduction rate along efferent fibers of peripheral nerves, and the amplitude of the maximum M response--depended on the stage of DPN and the duration of diabetes mellitus. The earliest and most significant electroneuromyographic signs of DPN were found to be decreases in the amplitude of the H reflex and the Hmax/Mmax ratio in the muscles of the lower leg. Application of PEMF-CM facilitated regression of the main clinical symptoms of DPN, improved the conductive function of peripheral nerves, improved the state of la afferents, and improved the reflex excitability of functionally diverse motoneurons in the spinal cord. PEMF-CM at 10 Hz was found to have therapeutic efficacy, especially in the initial stages of DPN and in patients with diabetes mellitus for up to 10 years.


In this study, 320 diabetics received impulsed magnetic field treatment while 100 diabetics (controls) received conservative therapy alone. Results showed
beneficial effects with respect to vascular complications in 74 percent of the patients receiving magnetotherapy combined with conservative methods,
compared to a 28-percent effectiveness rate among controls.

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),
January 1992, . 33-36.

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.
Sheldon S. Lin, MD

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