There are two types of diabetes. Type I is commonly referred to as juvenile diabetes or insulin dependent which typically develops in children prior to puberty. Type II diabetes usually develops after age 40 and is often associated with obesity. An estimated 16 million people in the United States suffer from Type 1 or Type II diabetes.

In cases of Type I diabetes, the destruction of the insulin producing cells (islet cells) in the pancreas leaves the body without insulin to regulate blood sugar levels. Severe complications, even with daily insulin injections, can include blindness, limb amputation, kidney failure or death.

It has been generally accepted that Type I diabetes occurs after a severe malfunction of the immune system which causes insulin-producing cells in the pancreas to be destroyed. However, current research suggests the immune system isn’t the only culprit; the nervous system also plays a pivotal role.

Upper Cervical Care for Diabetics

Another study conducted in 2001 demonstrated that upper cervical care stabilized the blood sugar levels during the initial 3-hour fasting period. Patients with both Type I and Type II diabetes have long benefited from upper cervical care given the fact that the nervous system controls and coordinates all bodily functions, including the pancreas.