Review on Yoga for Diabetes

Linked here is a new review on the place of yoga in treatment for type 2 diabetes

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We love a good review paper on a Sunday morning! Linked here is a new review on the place of yoga in treatment for type 2 diabetes.

In type 2 diabetes, the pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin or the body's cells don't react to insulin. This means that glucose stays in the blood and isn't used as fuel for energy. Type 2 diabetes is often associated with obesity and tends to be diagnosed in older people. It's far more common than type 1 diabetes.

Researchers here performed a narrative review using keyword "yoga and diabetes". All the relevant articles published till 08th November 2016 were included. Based on the available literature, researchers concluded that yoga plays a vital role as an adjuvant in the management of risk factors, disease progression and the complications of type 2 diabetes. They add that further studies are warranted using standard research designs and variables to find out the various mechanisms of effects of yoga in detail.

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Heather Mason

Founder of the Minded Institute, The Minded Institute

Heather Mason is a leader in the field of mind-body therapy and the founder of Yoga Therapy for the Mind. She develops innovative methods for mental health treatment drawing on her robust educational background including an MA in Psychotherapy, an MA in Buddhist Studies, studies in Neuroscience and a current MSc in Medical Physiology.. She is also a 500 RYT, a yoga therapist and an MBCT facilitator. Heather offers various professional trainings for yoga teachers, healthcare professionals and therapists, lectures around the world, and delivers training to medical students. She also develops protocols for different client populations by translating cutting edge research from the psycho-biology and neuro-biology of stress into yoga practices, breathwork, mindfulness interventions and therapeutic holding. Further she is involved in research on the efficacy of these practices, holds the annual UK yoga therapy conference and is blazing the trail for the integration of yoga therapy into the NHS