A local acupuncturist is a health and wellness professional who has taken training in traditional Chinese medicine through acupuncture. A local acupuncturist uses thin needles to treat a wide range of diseases and conditions. Your local acupuncturist may work with your local endocrinologist or family physician to help you manage your type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Research has shown that acupuncture may help regulate insulin levels, maintain blood glucose levels and support pancreas function. Acupuncture can also help you manage the stress and anxiety that can be part of managing a chronic condition such as diabetes. Seeing a local acupuncturist in conjunction with a physiotherapist is often a good idea to treat diabetes conditions requiring acupuncture.