Background: Diabetes mellitus (DM) a major health problem and effect of yoga on the endocrine system, nervous system and physical health are well documented. Anti glycemic activity of yoga is a potential area of study. Aims & Objectives: To study the effectiveness of yoga intervention on glycemic status and anthropometry parameters in patients of type 2 Diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Methodology: A hospital based prospective randomized trial was conducted on 104 patients of confirmed cases of T2DM. Subjects were randomized in two groups viz. Group 1 and Group 2 without and with intervention of yoga respectively (n=52). Anthropometric parameters were noted and serum glucose (Fasting & Post Prandial) and HbA1c were estimated. Results: A significant improvement in Body Mass Index, Waist Circumference and systolic and Diastolic blood pressure were observed in diabetics of yoga group as compared to the non-yoga group. Significant decrease in plasma glucose and HbA1c levels was observed in diabetics of yoga group as compared to diabetics of non-yoga group. In conclusion, lifestyle intervention such as yoga improves glycemic control and can prove beneficial in prevention of complications of T2DM.
Sonal Bhardwaj, Sonali Sharma, Sapna Jangir, Prahlad Dhakar. Effect of yoga therapy on glycemic parameters in type 2 diabetes subjects. International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education, Volume 4, Issue 4, 2019, Pages 52-57