The effect of Integrated Amrita Meditation (IAM) Technique on Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes

Authors

  • Sarika K S, Vandana Balakrishnan, KR Sundaram, Harish Kumar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijop.v7i3.167

Keywords:

Diabetes, IAM, meditation, yoga, insulin resistance.

Abstract

Objective

To determine the effect of Integrated Amrita Meditation (IAM) technique on glycemic control and short term stress response in type 2 diabetic subjects

Study Design

Thirty eligible type 2 diabetic patients were screened and informed about the study. After the initial drop out, ten diabetic subjects between age group of 30–60 years who agreed to participate were randomized to IAM and control group

Intervention

Participants in the IAM group practiced the meditation for 23 min/day for duration of three months and the control group participants continued with their daily routines without practicing any form of yoga and/or meditation

Results

Within group analysis of IAM group showed a statistically significant decrease in weight, BMI, heart rate, systolic BP, fasting blood glucose, HbA1c, cortisol and perceived stress score. Between group analysis showed significant differences in the percentage change for Weight, BMI, Heart rate, Systolic BP, Fasting Blood Glucose, HbA1c, Insulin resistance, Cortisol and PSS from baseline to three months.

Conclusion

Our study shows the efficacy of the technique in bringing about a better glycemic control and psychological stress reduction in type 2 diabetic subjects

Author Biography

Sarika K S, Vandana Balakrishnan, KR Sundaram, Harish Kumar

Sarika K S1, Balakrishnan Vandana2,*, Sundaram KR3, Kumar Harish4

1Lecturer, Department of Physiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi, India

2Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Amrita Lane, Ponekkara P.O

3Professor and Head of the Department Department of Biostatistics

4Clinical Professor and Head of the Department Department of Endocrinology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kochi, India

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Published

2019-07-25

How to Cite

Sarika K S, Vandana Balakrishnan, KR Sundaram, Harish Kumar. (2019). The effect of Integrated Amrita Meditation (IAM) Technique on Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes. International Journal of Physiology, 7(3), 218–223. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijop.v7i3.167