Today, diabetes is taking the nation by storm. As more and more people are faced with this illness, another problem develops – depression! For many families, diabetes means constant medical care and expensive medication. That coupled with the illness and it is easy to see why depression sets in. For this reason, we are also seeing a new group of people with diabetes turning to hypnosis to help. The result is that the individual’s life with diabetes is improved, mental state is improved, and management skills are learned. Best of all, the level of depression is reduced so the individual can lead a normal, happy life. If you are among the millions suffering form diabetes, a reputable hypnotist or hypnotherapist can make a remarkable difference in your life, to include a slight reduction in long-term blood sugar levels.
As more studies have been conducted, medical professionals now understand that diabetes brings with it the hidden risk of depression. In fact, diabetes can increase the odds of a person developing depression by 50%! Obviously, with depression comes a distancing of relationships, difficulty in the workplace or in school, and an overall sense of doom and defeat. Considering that 35% of all diabetics have significant depression and 11% have major depression, it is easy to understand why hypnosis can be so beneficial.
Unfortunately, one of the first treatment options recommended by most doctors is prescribed drugs. Now keep in mind that there are certainly cases when drugs are necessary. However, diabetics have alternatives to chemicals and toxins in the form of hypnosis. If they want help and believe in hypnosis, it will work. If at any time that individual feels the hypnosis does not suffice in the treatment of depression, then he or she can always consult with a medical doctor but hypnosis has helped many people so it is worth trying.
Okay, you might be asking why hypnosis is so successful in treating diabetes and the manifestation of depression. The bottom line is that one of the contributing factors of depression is the person’s physiological state. In fact, studies show that high blood sugar levels cause biochemical changes within the brain that can lead to depression. Therefore, when these changes occur, they need to be addressed. Sadly, doctors are still missing the depression aspect of diabetes, treating only the obvious. The good new is that today, some medical doctors are beginning to incorporate hypnosis into their normal practice. With that, you have the best of both worlds, being treated with hypnosis for the diabetes’ depression and being treated with prescription drugs, if necessary.
If you live with depression resulting from diabetes remember that ignoring the problem only puts you at greater risk for further and/or additional problems. Even children can experience bouts of depression brought on by depression and they too can benefit from hypnosis. As you can imagine, depression can be devastating not just to you, but to your family and friends, people who love you but have to sit back and watch as you struggle. Untreated depression is dangerous but it can be improved with hypnosis. The main problem with traditional treatment for diabetes is that it does not address the underlying cause. In addition, no chemical management to include insulin can stop diabetes from developing. In other words, diabetes is often brought on by unhealthy lifestyle such as weight gain. Using hypnosis to control weight gain means the diabetes may not develop in the first place. Therefore, while hypnosis can be beneficial for treating diabetes once it has already become a problem, it can also be used to prevent it, something medication cannot do.
This means using hypnosis for diabetes is a win-win-situation. In addition to depression, diabetes can also bring about other problems such as fatigue, mood swings, and so on. Again, hypnosis performed by a reputable hypnotist or hypnotherapist can bring those things under control. With the power of suggestion to the subconscious mind, the behaviors and consequences of those behaviors can be changed. Instead of just dealing with change of cognitive function when living with diabetes to include severe depression, you might consider hypnosis because it works.