Reflexology For Diabetes

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Kim KS., "Effect of Foot Reflex Massage on Stress Responses, and Glucose Level of Non-Insulin Dependant Diabetes Mellitus Patients." Korean J Rehabil Nurs. 2003 Dec 6 (2) 152-163.


  ? patients, ages 40-70 yrs old, with non- insulin dependant diabetes mellitus were divided into two groups-An experimental group consisting of ? and a control group of 24.. The experimental group were given 30 minutes of foot reflexology every other day three times a week. The control group did not receive anything. Their vital signs, general fatigue, foot fatigue, mood, blood glucose levels were monitored with chi2test, t-test and repeated ANOVA. Results: there was a significant difference in the pulse rate, general fatigue, foot fatigue and mood before and after the sessions. However, it did not seem to decrease the blood glucose levels.



Foot reflexology is shown to improve pulse rate, general fatigue, foot fatigue and mood status in diabetes patients. Further research is needed to explore the effect of decreasing of blood glucose levels.

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