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Friday, May 23, 2008

Hot Tub Therapy May Have Benefits

Lowers BGs, But Is It Safe?
Hot Tub Therapy For People With Diabetes
Daniel Trecroci
22 May 2008

This article was originally published in Diabetes Health in November, 1999.

Is it possible that a dip in the hot tub can cause a dip in the blood sugars? According to a pilot study that appeared in the September 16 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), "hot tub therapy" helped a group of type 2s reduce their blood sugars, lose weight and improve sleep patterns.

Philip L. Hooper, MD, of the McKee Medical Center in Loveland, Colorado, studied five type 2 men and three type 2 women, ages 43 to 68. The patients had been suffering from diabetes from three to 14 years. More....

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