According to the American Diabetes Association, every single day 3835 Americans are diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes is a metabolic disease in which the body's inability to produce any or enough insulin causes elevated levels of glucose in the blood. Massage can help calm the nervous system and in turn, reduce the stress hormones that your body produces. This, in turn, can have significant effects on how your body handles your diabetic state. Our bodies thrive on the ability of our blood vessels to carry lymph and healthy blood to every single part of our bodies.