“Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who improve with treatment may also lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes [T2D],” researchers concluded after examining “medical records for 1,598 veterans who received treatment for PTSD and had regular assessments to rate their symptom severity.” The findings were published online in JAMA Psychiatry.
These results could indirectly indicate that people with PTSD may be at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes. They could also suggest that people who don’t improve symptoms after treatment for PTSD are manifesting the PTSD as an early marker for their type 2 diabetes. Either way we look at it, PTSD and excessive life stress keeps coming up in research as a risk factor for many chronic illnesses like diabetes and heart disease and dementia and cancer etc.
The other interesting thought after reading this study is that so many veterans didn’t respond to therapy for their PTSD. This suggests that we really need to find more effective therapies for PTSD. I use EFT (emotional freedom therapy) combined with CBD full-spectrum hemp oil and herbs like Kratom and Kava Kava to help with PTSD symptoms while a personalized nutritional program is used to stimulate the mind and body to repair itself.
We are still looking for a therapist with experience in treating PTSD with nutritional and emotional therapies to assist us at the clinic with treating people living with PTSD after Hurricane Dorian. Please contact us if you are interested in helping.