Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
January 31, 2008
Alternative Therapies and Explanations
Question from New York City, New York, USA:
Do you have any information about the use of biofeedback for people with type 1 diabetes? My daughter has had a difficult time for years maintaining good control and we feel that stress may be part of the problem. So far, biofeedback has shown that she is highly anxious (though she doesn't feel it). I'm wondering if biofeedback is commonly used for diabetes and if there are any published studies on the subject.
There is not much scientific literature, but it is quite reasonable for anyone with stress. Yoga, meditation, biofeedback, acupuncture, and exercise all likely have positive effects by decreasing the anxiety/stress response through decreasing adrenalin/cortisol – and thus would help lower sugar levels, decrease insulin resistance, etc.