Introduction: The percentage of diabetic patients all over the world is increasing day by day. Diabetes is the third widespread and serious disease after heart disease and cancer. Lifestyle diseases characterize those diseases whose occurrence is primarily based on the daily habits of people and are a result of an inappropriate relationship of people with their environment. The main factors contributing to lifestyle diseases include bad food habits, physical inactivity, wrong body posture, and disturbed biological clock. A report, jointly prepared by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Economic Forum, says India will incur an accumulated loss of $236.6 billion by 2015 on account of unhealthy lifestyles and faulty diet. Yoga is microcellular in its action. At the internal organs are massaged, sensitivity to insulin and uptake of sugar are enhanced.
Objectives: To observe the blood glucose level variation among practitioners and non-practitioners of yoga and propose yoga as a better method to manage blood glucose level in type 2 diabetics female.
Materials and methods: The study was conducted in 22 type-2 diabetics’ female patients from various places in Dindigul town, Tamil Nadu were selected as subjects and they were divided into two equal group namely experimental and control groups. Than the yogic practices
Results: The obtained data from the experimental and control groups, before and after the experimental period were statistically analyzed with analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). The level of confidence was fixed at 0.05 level for all the cases to test the significance. After intervention with yoga for eight weeks the study group showed a significant the reduction in blood glucose level from 168.45 to 138.55 mg/dl was however proved to be significant statistically.
Conclusion: These findings suggest that blood glucose level of diabeties may benefit from yogic practice to reduce the blood glucose level.