Your Guide to Isogei Technology and Type 2 Diabetes

31 August 2022
Reviewed by Dr. Saad M. Halimi
Written by Anastasia Lesnikova

    Living with diabetes can be difficult. Even though there are lots of resources available to help you manage your condition, many factors can make it tricky to control your blood sugar. But did you know that Isogei technology - electrical muscle stimulation - can help you keep your normal life ticking over? If you’re struggling to keep your condition under control, non-surgical treatments using VIP Italia's devices could help.

    What is Diabetes?

    Diabetes is a condition that impacts around 415 million people across the globe. In simple terms, it is a chronic condition that causes an individual’s glucose levels to become too high. Generally, this occurs when the body doesn’t produce enough insulin or, in some cases, any insulin at all. Alternatively, it can occur when the insulin the body produces is not effective. 

    If a person is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, this means their body cannot make any insulin. For those with type 2 diabetes, the body either can not produce enough insulin or the insulin that is produced is ineffective. While there are differences between the two main types, there is one common thread - both type 1 and type 2 diabetes result in there being too much glucose (sugar) in the blood. 

    Glucose comes from the carbohydrates that we consume. It is then broken down by the body and released into the blood. If you have diabetes, the pancreas does not sense when glucose has entered the bloodstream. This means that the body does not release the right amount of insulin. As a result, glucose cannot get into the cells and fuel the body.

    Over time, high blood glucose levels can adversely affect the kidney, heart, eyes and even feet. The good news is that with appropriate treatment and care, diabetics can reduce the risk of complications and lead healthy lives.

    Managing Your Diabetes With Isogei Technology

    Keeping your blood sugar levels in the range recommended by your doctor can be challenging. After all, blood sugar levels can fluctuate for a number of different reasons - whether that be dehydration, stress, injury, medication or even hormonal changes. But thanks to advancements in medicine and technology, managing your diabetes has never been easier. 

    There are some obvious ways to make changes to your lifestyle and meet the demands of your diabetes, such as taking insulin and making healthier choices when eating. Having said that, technology is revolutionising the way that people take control of their condition - including isogei technology, which can act as an adjunct therapy to your primary treatment.

    Isogei Technology - Electrical Muscle Stimulation

    What is Isogei Technology?

    If you’re looking for a non-invasive, pain-free way to achieve flattering aesthetic results, then revolutionary isogei technology may be the solution for you. Our isogei technology is designed to stimulate muscle contractions using electrical impulses. Essentially, isogei works by restoring the strength and tonicity of the muscles. Isometric contractions help the muscles build up volume, reducing the amount of adipose tissue (fatty tissue). As the adipose burns off, the muscles become more prominent, resulting in a more toned appearance.

    With the help of body sculpting machines, you can firm and tighten stubborn areas and improve your body shape. Isogei technology also offers a great solution for those looking for non-invasive facelift procedures and even non-surgical BBL.

    Not to mention, there’s no need to worry about pressure being applied to your joints, as our market-leading remote-control functionality allows clinicians to carefully focus the sensation on targeted areas to strengthen the muscles. Yes, it is possible to see noticeable results that can be appreciated after just one session. However, for the best results, it’s wise to undergo a full course of at least 10 sessions

    The Benefits of Electrical Neuro-Muscular Stimulation

    Electrical neuro-muscular stimulation (ENMS) is an extremely valuable tool. With the right machine, you can easily improve your overall appearance and well-being. Here are some of the benefits of electrical muscle stimulation.

    Tones The Body

    One of the most noteworthy benefits of electrical muscle stimulation is that the muscles undergo an intense workout, allowing you to achieve a sculpted look. Through intense muscle contractions, EMS improves the firmness, tone and lift of the targeted areas. 

    Maximises Recovery Time

    Another upside is that electrotherapy can help speed up recovery if you’re dealing with an injury. Electrical pulses can help to stimulate the injured muscle and accelerate recovery. Though, it’s worth noting that the effectiveness of EMS in aiding recovery can vary depending on the severity of the injury. To learn more, read our guide on electrical myostimulation and recovery time.

    Promotes Weight Loss

    If you have diabetes, it can be tricky to get to an ideal, healthy weight. The type of insulin you take and how much you take can sometimes result in weight gain. The reason for this is that insulin is a growth hormone. Weight gain can also occur when you change your diet and your insulin dose accordingly. Similarly, if you take human insulin or animal insulin, this can also lead to weight gain.

    The good news is that studies show that EMS can significantly increase energy expenditure, the amount of energy used to maintain essential body functions. This suggests that EMS can support weight loss. If you’re going through menopause, it can be even trickier to manage your blood sugar levels and weight. For more information, read our guide on how to lose weight during menopause with VIP Italia

    Prevents Blood Clots

    EMS is thought to be an effective method of preventing blood clots in the legs. This is because electrical pulses stimulate muscle contractions, improving blood flow and increasing circulation. Consequently, this reduces the chance of unwanted blood clots.

    Such interventions may be useful in helping to reduce the risk of blood clots if you are diabetic. After all, diabetes can increase the risk of plaque buildup in the arteries, which can, in turn, lead to potentially dangerous blood clots.

    Muscle Strengthening To Prevent Diabetes

    Electrical muscle stimulation can help to increase muscle strength. Studies show that EMS can improve muscle function by 10-15% after just 5-6 weeks of treatment. This makes EMS a perfect alternative for those who cannot or simply do not want to perform voluntary exercises. And, if you have diabetes, strengthening your muscles can help you manage your condition. 

    More than that, EMS can help improve insulin sensitivity, which refers to how effectively the body’s cells respond to insulin. The higher insulin sensitivity, the more effectively the body uses blood glucose.

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    The Value Of Isogei Technology For Type 2 Diabetes

    Electrical neuro-muscular stimulation (ENMS) may be a treatment option worth considering if you suffer from muscular inactivity. This therapy has been used clinically for decades to improve or compensate for muscle weakness in patients with various conditions, such as orthopedic, neurological, and cardiovascular diseases.

    In a recent study, Isogei ENMS was shown to effectively control blood glucose levels in sedentary type 2 diabetic patients and can improve the way the skeletal muscle uses glucose by enhancing the translocation of GLUT 4, a glucose transporter that is found in the skeletal muscle, adipose tissue, the heart and the brain. Improvements in the translocation of GLUT 4 help to reduce blood sugar levels. This is encouraging news for those who suffer from this condition, as ENMS may help to improve their quality of life.

    Dr. Mohamad HALIMI, Ph.D., at Saint Joseph University, suggests that the application of the Isogei current can be exploited to prevent the long-term complications caused by diabetes. To test his theory, Dr HALIMI recruited 20 women aged between 55 and 63 who were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The subjects were randomly divided into an experimental and a control group of 10 subjects each.

    Using Isogei technology, the experimental group received electrical stimulation to the body's main muscle groups, while the control group received no stimulation. The control group was also asked not to make any lifestyle changes or engage in physical activity during the course of the experiment.

    The study revealed that electrical neuro-muscular stimulation could significantly increase lean body mass, lower body fat, and fasting blood sugar levels. Additionally, it can also help to stabilise postprandial glucose levels (PPG). That means it's not only great for managing diabetes but also for preventing the onset of diabetes in those who are at risk.

    The researchers of this study used our VIP Lipo Line machine. Its multiple outputs allow clinicians to stimulate several muscles at the same time. Plus, its Isogei current is stronger than traditional currents of muscle stimulation. This allows for the treatment to be administered in cycles, which is more time-efficient.

    Additionally, EMS improves glucose uptake by increasing muscle mass. For instance, research shows that electrically stimulated antagonist muscle contraction increased muscle mass and bone mineral density of an astronaut. The more muscles there are in the body, the more glucose will be used and absorbed.

    The Takeaway

    There are few things worse than having to constantly worry about your blood sugar levels. If you're one of the millions of people who suffer from diabetes, you know how important it is to keep a close eye on your diet and exercise regimen. But what if there was a way to take some of the burdens off of your shoulders?

    Isogei is a new technology that can help improve glucose transport activity in skeletal muscle, without the need for vigorous exercise. This means that, even for those who are unable to perform any physical activity, Isogei can still help improve their quality of life by giving them better control over their diabetes.

    With its cutting-edge technology, Isogei can help you live a healthier, happier life. If you’re searching for innovative aesthetic devices, explore our range today. At VIP Italia, we have 50 years of experience in the non-invasive beauty industry. We have used our expertise to design extensive training courses, allowing your clinicians to learn everything they need to know about our technology and devices. To learn more about our range of treatment solutions, simply get in touch with our team today.

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