The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Chiropractic and diabetes

    Dr. Charles Blum has published a report of one patient with diabetes who was successfully treated with dietary modification and exercise.

    Oh yes, the patient also got chiropractic manipulations.

    Within one month of treatment his sugar levels went back to normal and remained stable.

    Dr. Blum concludes, “While it is much too soon to say that chiropractic can treat or prevent diabetes, what does seem reasonable at this point is to assume that chiropractic can help with the secondary syndromes associated with diabetes such as vascular, neurological, and stress — all of which play important factors in a patient’s quality of life.”

    The bottom line.

    Sorry, but this anecdotal report supports none of the above.

    • There’s no evidence that adding chiropractic to accepted diabetes treatment (diet and exercise) contributes anything.
    • It would have been useful to see the level of diabetes control achieved by diet and exercise with and without the contribution of chiropractic.

    Alas, this wasn’t done.

    Using the terms “diabetes” and “chiropractic,” I found no studies of chiropractic to treat diabetes on Pub Med.

    2/8/07 09:25 JR

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