Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. Due to the elevated blood sugar, diabetes causes a range of problems in many different systems of the body. It can also interfere with the body’s ability to heal wounds, especially on the feet. Fortunately, hyperbaric oxygen therapy may be able to help. Research has shown that HBOT can lower blood sugar levels as well as potentially produce more insulin. Studies have found that the treatment can also improve the healing of wounds in people with diabetes.

When your blood sugar levels are elevated, the arteries can stiffen and blood vessels become narrow, making it difficult for blood to circulate efficiently through the body. Poor blood circulation means that cells and tissues don’t get the oxygen and nutrients they need, and all body functions can be impaired, including the healing of wounds.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy increases the amount of oxygen circulating throughout the body, flooding with oxygen the body’s blood, cells, and tissues. HBOT delivers 100% pure oxygen at increased pressure, thereby helping it reach oxygen-starved areas of the body and significantly helping with wound healing.