Is massage therapy helpful for diabetics (in my case, type 2)? Why or why not?

Patty Bonsignore


Massage can be helpful for people with diabetes, just as it can be helpful for people without diabetes. That being said, people with diabetes need to be aware that massage can affect blood glucose levels in unpredictable ways. This is particularly important to know if you are taking insulin. For some people with diabetes, massage can lower blood glucose, while for others it may do nothing or cause the blood glucose to go up. It is hard for us to predict how any one person is going to respond to massage. For this reason, we recommend checking blood glucose before and after massage therapy, particularly if you are on medicines that can lower blood glucose.

June 6, 2013 at 9:21 pm

2 replies

Anonymous 2013-06-28 15:05:04 -0500 Report

im type 2 and as im not a drinker, i do find myself in situations where we go out to dinner w/friends and i would like to have a drink,im not sure what to order do you have any ideas? ive heard ultra michelob light is good for diabeetees is this true? i ve also heard red wine, please help! lol thanks, i jus dont wanna get sick or spike anything,also im borderline type 2 no meds yet as we are trying to control this with diet and weight loss.its slow going but going lol, so im not on metphorin yet trying not to be,thanks