Role of Yoga on Glycaemic Control and Other Health Parameters in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) – A Review of Controlled Studies

Authors

  • Sujana Bista Sambodhi Yoga Institute, Lazimpat Road, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Suman Bista Sambodhi Yoga Institute, Lazimpat Road, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Rakshya Khadka Department of Addictions and Mental Health, Cambrian College, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
  • Vijay Sapkota Sambodhi Yoga Institute, Lazimpat Road, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ganesh Gaihre Nepal Ashram, Chandragiri, Kathmandu, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/ohjn.v2i1.47433

Keywords:

Diabetes Mellitus, Glycaemic Control, Lifestyle, Meditation, Yoga

Abstract

It is reported that about 1 in 11 adults have diabetes mellitus (DM) globally. A total of 415 million people have DM and an estimated 193 million people have undiagnosed DM worldwide. Where, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) accounts for around 90% of patients with DM. Yoga interventions appeared to be more effective in T2DM as compared to physical exercise interventions which may be because of various aspects of yoga other than the physical one. The yoga intervention involves subtle components such as mindfulness, relaxation, breath regulation, and notional corrections. The mechanism through which yoga works may be the down-regulation of the sympathetic nervous system and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis which may lead to the improvement in psychological health, quality of sleep, autonomic balance, and reduction in insulin resistance. Lifestyle modification programs such as yoga interventions on a regular basis for long duration have potential to manage and cure T2DM. The government and the concerned bodies should pay attention to this area.

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Published

2022-08-15

How to Cite

Bista, S., Bista, S., Khadka, R., Sapkota, V., & Gaihre, G. (2022). Role of Yoga on Glycaemic Control and Other Health Parameters in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) – A Review of Controlled Studies. One Health Journal of Nepal, 2(1), 9–17. https://doi.org/10.3126/ohjn.v2i1.47433

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Review Articles