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Ana Echeveste DC

Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ June 9, 2008 ~ Pages 1-5



Objective: To report on the effectiveness of chiropractic care of a patient with vertebral subluxations, diabetes mellitus (DM) type 1 and hypothyroidism.

Clinical Features: A 9 year old female with diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism and vertebral subluxations experiencing hypoglycemic episodes and sleep disturbance.

Intervention and Outcome: High-velocity low-amplitude adjustments with specific vertebral contacts were administered to sites of vertebral subluxations. Improvement in fruit, vegetable and water intake was also recommended. Mother reported improvement in DM control with decreased need for insulin, decreased frequency of hypoglycemic episodes and improvement in sleeping pattern.

Conclusion: Successful chiropractic care for a patient with challenged lifestyle due to DM type 1 and hypothyroidism. Control of blood glucose levels was achieved, with stabilization of the amount of insulin needed per day. Improvement in well being with improved sleeping patterns were also reported.

Key Words: Chiropractic, diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, wellness, hypoglycemia, vertebral subluxation

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