Magnetic Therapy Insoles for the Treatment of Diabetic Neuropathy

Magnetic therapy insoles can be used to treat diabetic neuropathy.
Diabetes Overview

Diabetes is a disease which causes blood sugar, or glucose, levels to raise to too high of a level because the body is unable to utilize it properly. We obtain glucose from primarily from eating starchy foods such as bread, potatoes, and sugary foods.  It is also produced in the liver. Insulin is a hormone made in the pancreas, which aids glucose in penetrating bodily cells, where it is then used for energy. Blood glucose levels normally regulated by insulin.  A shortage of insulin results in elevated blood sugar levels. The primary symptoms of diabetes that is not treated are thirst, excessive urination, fatigue, weight loss, thrush, and blurry vision.

Types of Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes, which is referred to as insulin dependent diabetes, is generally genetic, and manifests in younger people. It is primarily treated using insulin injections, modifications to diet, and getting consistent levels of physical activity. Type 1 diabetes occurs when insulin-producing cells located in the pancreas are damaged or destroyed.

Type 2 diabetes, which is referred to as non-insulin dependent diabetes, generally occurs in people middle-aged or older, and is often a result of poor diet and being overweight.  In this type, the body still produces some insulting, but not in sufficient quantities. It is often treated by modifications to diet and physical activity alone. Although, insulin injections are sometimes necessary.

Both types are serious conditions and need to be treated accordingly.

Magnetic Therapy for the Treatment of Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetes has numerous negative effects on the physiology of the body, including an elevated risk of heart disease, nerve damage, damage to the eyes and vision, as well as reduced circulatory function.  Most of these symptoms have been treated by applying biomagnetic therapy in specific ways.

Diabetic neuropathy is basically damage to the nerve fibers which occurs over an extended period of time. It occurs when elevated blood sugar goes unchecked for long periods of time.  It generally first presents as reduced sensation and feeling in the feet.  The damage to the nerves usually occurs in both feet, and can eventually move up to the legs. Limited sensation in the feet results in injuries to them being more likely.  In conjunction with bad circulation, this situation often results in ulcers and infections. The nerve damage may be acute or chronic.  As this condition is a result of poor regulation of blood sugar, individuals who don't manage their diabetes well, have a much greater risk of suffering from nerve damage.

It has been found by many people, that they were able to successfully treat their diabetic neuropathy using magnetic therapy insoles in their shoes. These insoles generally consist of flexible magnets that are shaped and formed around a thin shoe insole. Magnetic therapy insoles generally have a substantially high Gauss rating.  Their Gauss rating can often be over 20,000 Gauss. Because the therapy magnets are designed to treat the whole foot, they result in one extended magnetic field, which, if powerful enough, is able to penetrate up the lower leg, and possibly to the knees.  These powerful magnetic fields are also strong enough to be able to penetrate deep inside the tissues of the foot.

Clinical studies, testing the use of magnetic therapy insoles on people suffering from diabetic neuropathy, found that that nine out of ten people experienced an improvement in blood circulation, as well as in feeling and sensation.  These magnetic insoles can substantially increase and stimulate blood flow to the feet, ankles, and legs.  This increased flow of blood can help to heal damaged nerve endings, which can result in regaining sensation, over time. Pain, tingling, numbness have all been reported to have been reduced using these products. Many patients have indicated that they experienced feelings of warmth in their feet, almost immediately. It has been found that these insoles need to be worn on a consistent basis in order for the the beneficial effects to persist.  However, they do not need to be worn during sleep.