Objective: Exercise has been considered a cornerstone of diabetes management, along with diet and medication. The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of yogic exercise along with diet management on glycemic control and lipid peroxidation.
Methods: The patients were clinically diagnosed Type 2 patients, controlling their glycemic from more than five years. Patients have been divided into two groups, Group-II, who controlled their glycemia by exercise and dietand Group-III, who controlled their glycemia by antidiabetic therapy (either oral hypoglycemic agent (OHA) or by insulin), and the Healthy control group is categorized as Group-I.The blood samples were analyzed for the estimation of blood sugars, HbA1c and EMDA (Erythrocyte Malondialdehyde) for lipid peroxidation.
Results: The levels of Fasting blood Sugar (FBS), Glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and Erythrocyte malondialdehyde (EMDA) was good controlled in Group-II patients as compared to Group III. So we have concluded that exercise and diet control have a beneficial effect on the metabolic control of diabetes management. HbA1c was significantly lower in group-II. These results would provide support for encouraging type 2 diabetic individuals who are already exercising at moderate intensity to consider increasing the intensity of their exercise to obtain additional benefits in both aerobic fitness and glycemic control.
Conclusion: Our study concluded that exercise and diet control have a beneficial effect on the metabolic control of diabetes management.