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Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition where the blood sugar level is at a higher level than normal.
There are two main types
Type 1 diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes. It is usually seen in young people.
Type 2 diabetes is usually non insulin-dependent diabetes. It tends to affect adults over 40 and overweight people.
Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas gland in the abdomen. It controls the use of glucose within the body.
The blood sugar level will rise if:
the pancreas produces little or no insulin (Type 1 diabetes)
the pancreas produces insulin, but it’s inadequate for the body’s needs and its effectiveness is reduced (Type 2 diabetes).
Popular assumption is that Type 2 diabetes is related to factors associated with a Western lifestyle, since it’s most common in people who are overweight and who don’t get enough exercise.

Chiropractic


Chiropractic is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal manipulation or adjustment (World Federation of Chiropractic, 1999).
Chiropractors take an integrated and holistic approach to the health needs of their patients, considering physical, psychological and social factors. They provide care and support by reducing pain and disability and by restoring normal function to people with neuro-musculoskeletal disorders.
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There are currently 2.3 million people with diabetes in the UK. However, it’s estimated that more than half a million people have the condition but are unaware of it.
The last 30 years has seen a threefold increase in the number of cases of childhood diabetes. This is especially worrying in respect of the rising numbers of children and teenagers with type 2 diabetes, usually only seen in older people, and which reflects obesity levels in young people.
 
 

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