A Trial for the Use of a Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Device to Assist Management of Type 2 Diabetes
Starting June 2021
The majority of people with diabetes worldwide consist of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Typically, patients with type 2 diabetes are encouraged to manage their condition with weight loss; healthy eating; regular exercise; blood glucose monitoring; and in some cases, diabetes medication or insulin therapy. However, many struggle with their condition.
Pulsed Electromagnetic Frequency (PEMF) devices, which follow similar principles as a TENS machine, emit electromagnetic fields and are proposed to provide a non-invasive, safe, and easy-to-use method for treatment and management of diabetes related symptoms such as pain, alongside existing treatments and interventions. There is a belief that such devices may promote health and wellbeing and as a result could improve outcomes of type 2 diabetes. The use of the PEMF device would not replace existing treatments, interventions, or any primary care that the participants are currently receiving.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a PEMF device of this kind for reported symptoms such as pain, fatigue, and overall wellbeing in people with type 2 diabetes. The study also seeks to explore patients’ experiences of using the PEMF device.
More information and full details: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04884425