Why Is Heat Massage Not Recommended For Diabetics?

Question

Asked by SANDRA

Why Is Heat Massage Not Recommended For Diabetics?

WE BOUGHT MY MOM A CHAIR MASSAGER THAT COMES WITH HEAT BUT ON THE MANUAL IT STATES IF DIABETIC DO NOT USE WHY?

Answer

Hi Sandra,

Well heat can burn skin, altho with this chair I tend to doubt that it would get that hot. But the concern is this. If someone geta a burn, especially on their back and it doesn't heal or becomes infected you have a huge risk for complications. I think it all depends on where your mom's diabetes a1c level is. If she is in good control(below 7) and actively managing her diabetes, she probably would be just fine. But if she has more complicated health issues or is not in good control, then I would probably leave the heat off.