Diabetes and the Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment
Can we talk about diabetes? I think that it is important that we talk about it. Are you okay with that?
Diabetes is a common disease in where the body no longer produces insulin or properly uses insulin. Insulin is very important because it is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy for daily activities. As of this moment, there are 23.6 million children and adults who are suffering from diabetes or roughly 7.8% of the American population. Only 17.9 million of that 23.6 million are diagnosed leaving the 5.7 million undiagnosed or unaware that they have diabetes.
These are big numbers.These are scary numbers but thanks to developments in science and technology there are already numerous ways to treat diabetes. One of them is a US FDA approved alternative medication called hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy only uses hyperbaric chambers and 100% pure pressurized oxygen. Its sessions are characterized by having the patients breathe in that pure oxygen inside the chamber.
The developments of science and technology has also made hyperbaric oxygen therapy convenient. Now, hyperbaric chambers are available for sale and for rent. Such development and convenience gives patients choices where to take their to have their therapy, at home or in the office. That's really very convenient.
Then other than having hyperbaric oxygen therapy, diabetics should also take their prescribed medication whenever it may be insulin or an oral drug. Diabetics are also advised to utilize blood testing. In the past, it was supposedly to be urine testing. But scientific developments have concluded that blood testing is more accurate. To be updated of such recent news, it is better to check with your doctors, pharmacist for developments.