Health Benefits for People who Suffer from Diabetes

Health Benefits for People who Suffer from Diabetes

New England Journal of Medicine

Studies published in the September 16, 1999 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine give hope to the millions of people who have diabetes. It stated that “hot tub therapy” helped a group of Type 2 diabetics reduce their blood sugar levels and improve their sleep. While physical exercise is recommended for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, you can simulate the effects with partial immersion in a hot tub.

Dr. Philip L. Hooper

An independent study was led by Dr. Philip L. Hooper at the McKee Medical Center in Loveland, Colorado. A group of Type 2 diabetes patients was studied for three weeks. During the study the patients were required to soak in a hot tub for 30 minutes a day, 6 days a week.

The results were:

  • Average blood sugar levels were reduced by an average of 13%.

As a result of the study, Dr. Hooper stated:

  • hot tubs are especially helpful for patients who are unable to exercise
  • He recommends that hot tub treatments should be included as regular therapy for patients with diabetes

American Diabetes Association

For more information regarding diabetes and the health benefits of hot tubs, visit the the American Diabetes Association website.

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