|LETTER TO EDITOR
|Year : 2018 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 55
Diabetes mellitus type 2 and yoga
Beuy Joob1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2
1 Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Tropical Medicine, Hainan Medical University, Haikou, China
|Date of Web Publication||31-May-2018|
Dr. Beuy Joob
Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Diabetes mellitus type 2 and yoga. Int J Yoga - Philosop Psychol Parapsychol 2018;6:55
We read the publication on diabetes mellitus (DM) type 2 and yoga with a great interest. Bhat et al. noted that “A 7-day yoga camp on diabetes control and management produces changes which can be seen through EPI in a large number of parameters for both general and organ-specific.” In fact, the usefulness of yoga for DM management is widely reported. After practice yoga, improved quality of life can be derived. It is also proved that the yoga can help control of blood glucose. We would like to share ideas and experiences of using yoga for the management of DM. In a recent study, the usefulness of yoga for blood glucose control among the Thai pregnant was observable. In addition, in a survey, yoga was found to be a common alternative medicine practice among Thai patients with chronic disease including DM. The cost of the practice is <10 USD per month  which is considered inexpensive for our developing country. As an alternative medicine technique, yoga seems to be easily applied into our community without conflict with local culture and belief. At present, it is also recommended yoga for inclusion in community health-care service.
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