International Journal of Yoga

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 42--49

Effect of an integrated naturopathy and yoga program on long-term glycemic control in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients: A prospective cohort study


Srinivas Bairy1, M Raghavendra Rao2, Srinivas Reddy Edla1, Satyanarayana Raju Manthena1, N V Gnana Deep Tatavarti1 
1 Manthena Satyanarayana Raju Arogylayam, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 HCG Cancer Centre, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
M Raghavendra Rao
Consultant, Manthena Satyanarayana Raju Arogyalayam, 3-185, Amaravathi Karakatta Road, Venkatapallem, Guntur - 522 237, Andhra Pradesh
India

Aim: Lifestyle is an important risk factor for increasing the prevalence of diabetes in the Indian population. In this study, we evaluate the effects of naturopathy treatment, salt-restricted low-calorie diets, and yoga in long-term glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Methods: In this prospective, longitudinal, two-arm cohort study, patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus referred from a tertiary care center undergoing a 3-month residential naturopathy treatment were compared with those undergoing only conventional management on glycemic control. Both fasting and postprandial blood glucose (PPBG) levels were assessed at baseline, 3 months following intervention, at 6 months, and 12 months from the study start. Data were analyzed using repeated-measures ANOVA with post hoc Bonferroni correction. Results: Naturopathy and yoga intervention significantly reduced PPBG levels (P < 0.001), glycated hemoglobin levels (P < 0.001), and reduced requirement for antidiabetic medications (P < 0.008) in the intervention group compared to controls. The effects were more profound immediately following intervention and lasted up to 6 months from the start of the study. Conclusion: The results suggest benefit with an intensive residential naturopathy-based lifestyle intervention program. Randomized controlled trials are needed to further validate the findings.


How to cite this article:
Bairy S, Rao M R, Edla SR, Manthena SR, Deep Tatavarti N V. Effect of an integrated naturopathy and yoga program on long-term glycemic control in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients: A prospective cohort study.Int J Yoga 2020;13:42-49


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Bairy S, Rao M R, Edla SR, Manthena SR, Deep Tatavarti N V. Effect of an integrated naturopathy and yoga program on long-term glycemic control in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients: A prospective cohort study. Int J Yoga [serial online] 2020 [cited 2023 Feb 2 ];13:42-49
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