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Yoga for Management of Type II Diabetes Mellitus Datti Ravi Shanker

Yoga for Management of Type II Diabetes Mellitus

Datti Ravi Shanker

Published April 14th 2014
ISBN : 9783639715095
Paperback
124 pages
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Diabetes is rapidly emerging as a major health care problem in India, especially in urban areas with higher prevalence rate. Particularly management of Type II Diabetes Mellitus becomes very costly in the long run. There is a need to recognize costMoreDiabetes is rapidly emerging as a major health care problem in India, especially in urban areas with higher prevalence rate. Particularly management of Type II Diabetes Mellitus becomes very costly in the long run. There is a need to recognize cost effective management strategies for the disease, of particular interest in this regard is Yoga that has been widely used in India. The main objective of the study was to explore the affects of Yoga on both clinical and psychological outcomes in diabetic patients. An uncontrolled pre-post design was adopted wherein all subjects practice yoga for a specified period of time (40 days) and the change is measured from baseline to post intervention. The study considered data collected from 35 participants with a mean age of 50.34 ( 8.38) who have successfully completed the 40 days yoga intervention. Data was also collected from 10 participants who practiced yoga for an additional 40 days. The clinical outcome measures included are Fasting Blood Glucose (FBG), Total Cholesterol, high density lipoprotein (HDL), low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and Body Mass Index (BMI). General Wellbeing of the subjects was considered as the psychological parameter.