What Is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a problem that causes blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise higher than normal. This is also called hyperglycemia. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. If you have type 2 diabetes, your body does not use insulin properly. At first, your pancreas makes extra insulin to make up for it. But, over time it isn’t able to keep up and can’t make enough insulin to keep your blood glucose at normal levels.
How does the Oxford Recovery Model help Diabetes?
Hyperbaric oxygen effectively oxidizes and removes harmful toxins, heavy metals, bacteria, and viruses, which are often present with diabetes. The bacteria that are associated with diabetes thrive in low oxygen. But these bacteria are poisoned and killed by high levels of pressurized oxygen.
Hyperbaric oxygen has the ability to massively create stem cells in your body. In fact, studies show that your body produces 800% more stem cells after 40 treatments of hyperbaric oxygen. Your body uses these stem cells as extra resources to heal and recover, since stem cells are able to grow up into any kind of cell the body needs. In the case of diabetes, there can be body tissues which need to be repaired even after toxins and pathogens have been removed from the body. The stem cells produced by hyperbaric oxygen are able to repair this damage.
Hyperbaric oxygen also kickstarts the body’s natural immune system. Hyperbaric oxygen grows brand new white blood cells, modulates immune reactions, and causes new collagen to grow in the gut where 90% of the immune system is located. Better gut function translates to better digestion, absorption of nutrients, and more good probiotic bacteria that keep our immune systems healthy. A healthy immune system is essential for recovery from diabetes.
Diabetes is marked by chronic inflammation and constant oxidative stress. Hyperbaric oxygen dramatically lowers inflammation and decreases oxidative stress as it grows new blood vessels throughout the body, providing a new infrastructure of oxygen-rich blood and nutrients to reach inflamed tissue. Hyperbaric oxygen creates a new and ongoing positive chain of events in the body that helps lead to recovery from diabetes.
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- Cost-effectiveness and budget impact of adjunctive hyperbaric oxygen therapy for diabetic foot ulcers
- Early and Late Effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment on Oxidative Stress Parameters in Diabetic Patients
- Effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen on Metabolic Capacity of the Skeletal Muscle in Type 2 Diabetic Rats with Obesity
- Effects of hyperbaric exposure with high oxygen concentration on glucose and insulin levels and skeletal muscle-fiber properties in diabetic rats
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Decreases QT Dispersion in Diabetic Patients
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves health-related quality of life in patients with diabetes and chronic foot ulcer
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Improves Myocardial Diastolic Function in Diabetic Patients
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) prevents autoimmune diabetes onset in NOD mice
- Hydroxyurea Associated Leg Ulcer Succesfully Treated with Hyperbaric Oxygen in a Diabetic Patient
- Hyperbaric exposure with high oxygen concentration improves altered fiber types in the plantaris muscle of diabetic Goto-Kakizaki rats
- Potential Benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on Atherosclerosis and Glycaemic Control in Patients with Diabetic Foot
- Prevention of autoimmune diabetes and induction of beta-cell proliferation in NOD mice by HBOT
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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
A specialized form of medical treatment administered by delivering 100% pure oxygen to the body through increased atmospheric pressure greater than 1.3 ATA. in an enclosed hard chamber.
Physical Therapy and Suit Therapy
The Oxford Recovery Center integrates conventional Physical Therapy and Suit Therapy programs to accelerate the development of new motor skills that strengthen muscles and teach the brain and body how to sit, stand, and walk.
QEEG/Neurofeedback with Real-time Brain Imaging
The Oxford Neurofeedback program evaluates brain activity patterns and teaches self-regulation of brain function through quantitative electroencephalography (qEEG). Also known as “brain mapping,” qEEG analyzes electrical patterns at the surface of the scalp.
Nutrition and Weight-Loss
The Oxford Nutrition and Weight-Loss Program approaches your nutritional needs in a personalized manner that caters to your needs.