Can I use the mat with diabetes?
Diabetic patients can use the infrared therapy but with extra care, and a lot depends on the type and condition of diabetic disease.
You should start very slowly and monitor your blood sugar.
Diabetes may be a contraindication because some diabetic patients lose sensitivity to heat. It is called diabetic neuropathy.
If patient has a lot of sugar in the blood, it clots the blood vessels and causes nerve disorders. Some people with diabetes can, over time, develop nerve damage throughout the body.
They may have symptoms such as pain, tingling, or numbness—loss of feeling—in the hands, arms, feet, and legs.
It is dangerous for such patients to use the mat without being fully informed, as they simply do not feel the heat and may overheat or get low-temperature burns.
Loss of sensitivity, while on the highest heat setting for a long time (as one is when trying to detox), may be dangerous for folks using the mat without proper care and common sense.
On the other hand, the amethyst FIR mat may in fact be the best available device to help such patients live better with their illness. You can find many reviews online about how far infrared therapy was helpful for such conditions when used correctly.
The mat can definitely improve the quality of life of any diabetic patient when used correctly. If there is no sensitivity loss, it may be used without any limitations — but of course even for healthy folks it is necessary to move forward slowly.
Start low and go slow. It is the best way to obtain a cumulative healing effect.
If you have neuropathy, a lot of extra care is necessary.
Supervision and doctor's advice in the beginning is obligatory to find the mode which will work best, and then one needs to strictly follow the recommended heat level, length and frequency of their sessions.
It may provide great healing if you follow the professionally established protocol.
Many benefits of infrared therapy for diabetic patients are cited In PubMed and MedLine, these are most reputable resources of information regarding scientific studies.