Effects of yoga-based program on glycosylated hemoglobin level serum lipid profile in community dwelling elderly subjects with chronic type 2 diabetes mellitus - A randomized controlled trial

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Yoga practice aids in management of Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM 2). In this study, we aimed to see the effects of yoga-based program in modifying certain biochemical parameters for long duration Type DM 2 elderly subjects. Sixty elderly with more than 15 years of DM 2 were randomly assigned into Control (Educational group) and Yoga group in a tertiary day care center. Educational group received advice and leaflets on general healthy lifestyle and exercise for every one month. The yoga group was offered individualized yoga asanas and Pranayama for 6 days a week over 12 weeks. Following 12 weeks of intervention, Pre- and Postbiochemical parameters were analyzed between the groups. Results showed a significant improvement in glycosylated hemoglobin level, Fasting glucose level, and serum lipid profile in Yoga group compared to Educational group. Yoga asanas under supervision have beneficial effects in biochemical parameters for chronic Type 2 diabetic elderly subjects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-30
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 03-2012


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Gerontology
  • Occupational Therapy

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