advertisement
 

  Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team
Question:

From New York City, New York, USA:

Do you have any information about the use of biofeedback for people with type 1 diabetes? My daughter has had a difficult time for years maintaining good control and we feel that stress may be part of the problem. So far, biofeedback has shown that she is highly anxious (though she doesn't feel it). I'm wondering if biofeedback is commonly used for diabetes and if there are any published studies on the subject.

Answer:

There is not much scientific literature, but it is quite reasonable for anyone with stress. Yoga, meditation, biofeedback, acupuncture, and exercise all likely have positive effects by decreasing the anxiety/stress response through decreasing adrenalin/cortisol - and thus would help lower sugar levels, decrease insulin resistance, etc.

SB

DTQ-20080128170925
Original posting 31 Jan 2008
Posted to Alternative Therapies and Explanations

  
advertisement


                 
  Home Return to Top

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:16
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2015. Comments and Feedback.