Nick Sudano D.C. & Dana Robinson-LeBlanc D.C.
Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic ~ Volume 2011 ~ Issue 4 ~ Pages 120-124
Objective: To describe successful chiropractic care of a patient with Type I Diabetes.
Clinical Features: A 4-year-old female with Insulin-Dependent Type I Diabetes presented for a chiropractic evaluation. Initial examination revealed postural deviations and vertebral subluxations in the cervical, thoracic, and pelvic regions.
Intervention and Outcomes: The patient was seen a total of 24 visits. Gonstead technique protocol was followed to administer adjustments to reduce vertebral subluxations. There was a significant decrease in hemoglobin A1C levels which resulted in a lessening of insulin administration.
Conclusion: The chiropractic care of a pediatric patient with Insulin-Dependent Type I Diabetes is presented. More research is warranted on chiropractic care and diabetes.
Key Terms: chiropractic, Type I diabetes, diabetes mellitus, subluxation, insulin