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Fri Aug 16 18:03:30 EDT 2013

Has any one tried an Oxygen Therapy to control Type II diabetes without any traditional medication?
Asked By: narayani  
Category: Type 2

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In an article by Chris Stocker (August 15, 2013) on Technology indicated that the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is found to be effective in treating wounds and ulcers. In this therapy the patient is kept in an Oxygen rich chamber (environment) under pressure. Some time ago, a similar article was published by an individual stating that the diabetic patient was given an Oxygen Therapy for 20 minutes, three times a week along with a low carb diet and exercise. The patient was able to eliminate taking medication for diabetes in about six months of this therapy. It will be interesting to know if any one else has similar experience for controlling Type II diabetes without medication.
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2014-05-22 11:47:50.0

Dear narayani, Thanks for asking the question about oxygen therapy to control Type 2 diabetes without traditional medication. First of all, a lot of other information is needed to assess this intervention. The person with diabetes went on a low carb diet and increased exercise. That alone usually would result in improved diabetes. If the person had an infection and that is what the oxygen therapy was treating, you would expect blood sugar to improve once the infection has improved. And as a last thought, how many people would have access to a hyperbaric treatment chamber and be able to use it on a regular basis in lieu of taking diabetes medication? Very few people, I expect and the costs would be ridiculous as compared to the low cost for most oral diabetes medications.
Answered By: Janice Fisher
Accreditations: RD, LD, PHD, CDE, BC-ADM
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2014-05-24 14:26:42.0

At my last appointment my doctor told me that some recent studies showed that raising my blood oxygen levels will lower my blood sugar. We are always looking for therapies that do not call for exercise because I have very severe heart failure and can do very little exercise. I got one of those blood monitors that clips on to your finger; that they use in the ER. I do deep yoga type breathing and am rewarded by watching my oxygen levels climb. I usually start around 88% or 89% and can raise it to 98%. Now all I need is to sustain the high levels. By the way, coughing instantly sends my oxygen levels soaring.
Answered By: grandmababycakes

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