Hot Tub Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes Reduces Blood Sugar Levels & Improves Sleep

Hot Tub Therapy has found to be useful in controlling Type 2 diabetes. Yes, you read that correctly.

According to the American Diabetes Association, over 15.7 million Americans are diabetic. More people are being diagnosed as diabetic every day! Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, accounting for 90% of cases. It is a disorder in which the body is not able to make enough insulin or to properly use insulin to turn the glucose in food into energy.

Having Type 2 Diabetes does not mean that it’s the end of the world. With a simple guide to managing Type 2 Diabetes, you can still live a healthy and happy life.

Since November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, I thought it would be a good time to shine a spotlight on a serious disease that leads to potentially life-threatening complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, and possible amputation.

Studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine have given new hope to the millions who suffer from diabetes. “Hot tub therapy” helped a group of Type 2 diabetics reduce their blood sugar levels and improve sleep patterns. (If I had Type 2 diabetes, I”d take those improvements for starters, wouldn’t you?) Hot tubbing was judged beneficial because the effects of partial immersion in a hot tub simulate the beneficial effects of exercise. Physical exercise is recommended for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Soaking in a hot tub was found to be beneficial for Type 2 diabetes according to an independent study done by  Dr. Philip L. Hooper at the McKee Medical Center in Loveland, Colorado. He studied a group of Type 2 diabetes patients for three weeks. The patients were required to soak in a hot tub for thirty minutes a day, six days a week, for the duration of the study. (I’m guessing that this was not a hardship!).Order the Ace Salt Water Sanitizing System and bring the ocean to your hot tub!

The results were astounding! The patients’ average blood sugar levels were reduced by an average of 13 percent. Hooper also explained that one of the subjects was able to reduce his daily dose of insulin by 18 percent after only ten days of the study.

In reference to these findings, Dr. Hooper and others state that hot tubs are especially helpful for patients who are unable to exercise, and recommends that hot tub treatments should be included as regular therapy for patients with diabetes.

Important Note. It is highly recommended that those with diabetes consult with their physicians prior to beginning hot tub treatments.

If anyone you know has diabetes, please share the good news about hot tubbing and help for Type 2 diabetes.  It’s an all natural, feel good therapy that can be of tremendous benefit at a low cost.

If you have Type 2 diabetes, ask your doctor for a prescription for a Hot Spring Spa. It can’t hurt to ask.

If you’ve been using your hot tub and found improvement in your Type 2 diabetes symptoms, share the good news.  Post a comment and let us know how you’re doing.

SANUM PER AQUA. Latin for Health through Water.


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Author: Don Riling

Don Riling is the President of Olympic Hot Tub and has been an active member of the hot tub industry since 1995. As the company’s owner since 2016, he has continued Olympic’s legacy of promoting health & wellness through water.

6 responses to “Hot Tub Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes Reduces Blood Sugar Levels & Improves Sleep

  1. I have had type 2 diabetes since I was a teenager in high school. Since then I have been trying to find a way to help lower my blood sugar, while helping me relax. I have tried exercising, but that just stresses me out, I have tried yoga, but I’m horrible at it, I have tried almost everything. I’ll try and convince my wife that it is finally time to get a hot tub! I’ll tell her it is for medical reasons, but really I have always wanted one, and this would actually be extremely beneficial.
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  2. Hello Ronald:
    Thanks for writing!
    Sorry to hear that you have had type 2 diabetes for a long time and that nothing you’ve tried seems to help.
    A hot tub will definitely help with type 2.
    Have you looked into a medical deduction for your hot tub purchase? https://olympichottub.com/blog/2012/02/how-to-claim-your-hot-tub-as-medical-expense-deduction-on-your-2011-tax-return/
    I hope you get a hot tub for the relaxation you deserve very soon!
    Good luck!
    All the best,

  3. I was diagnosed yesterday, by pure coincidence I purchased a vanguard hot springs spa a month ago. I just tried this. My blood sugar was 212 after a half hour soak I was 202. That is the lowest number I have seen. I just found out so diet and exercise should help but having this as a additional tool sure is nice.

  4. Hello Jason:
    Thank you so much for sharing your story.
    Sorry to hear you received a positive diagnosis.
    You are correct that diet and exercise + your new Vanguard will help!
    Best wishes for your health,

  5. I am not a diabetic. However I do take the proactive approach and monitoring my Blood glucose occasionally. And yes the theory is absolutely true about hot tubs reducing your blood glucose levels.

    I say this only because at my gym they have a
    whirlpool that is heated as well as a swimming pool and cold plunge pool..And after spending two hours a day between the three. Once home I periodically check my Blood glucose levels and it always read 86

  6. I suffer from degenerative disc disease and have had 3 previous back surgeries and have tried everything for the pain to no avail. I also suffer from type 2 diabetes, including neuropathy. I have also been on 3 meds for high blood pressure for quite some time. We recently bought a hot tub for my back pain, but didn’t know anything about the benefits for people with high blood pressure or diabetes. We have had the hot tub almost 2 months now and it has done far more than I ever expected. It not only helps relieve pain, but has helped with neuropathy in my legs and feet. It has reduced my blood pressure so much that my doctor has already taken me off of 2 of my blood pressure meds. My blood sugars are also lower and I’ve been able to significantly reduce the amount of insulin that I was taking. I have even lost some weight and am feeling much much better than before we got the hot tub. I only wish we would have purchased the hot tub years ago.

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