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Re: [IP] Hot tub and diabetes...

Michael wrote:

> > Sept. 16 _  Help for the 14 million Americans suffering from
> > diabetes may be as close as the nearest hot tub. A small pilot study
> > reported in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine suggests that
> > soaking in a hot tub for 30 minutes a day for a three-week period
> > can reduce blood sugar levels by 13 percent.
> Duhhhh! ...the increased circulation caused by heating the skin
> by being immersed in hot water also increases the absorbtion of NPH
> and Ultralente -- lowering bg's. BUT!!! the insulin absorbed comes
> from what would have been absorbed later. Wonder if this genius
> followed the bg's of these people for a full 24 hours to see if they
> got high later?

I could be wrong, but I THINK this study was with non-insulin using Type
2's, so the insulin below the skin thing wouldn't apply. 

There was an article about it in Diabetes Interview, and I've seen it
referred to in other publications. 

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