The Effects of Clinically Standardized Meditation on Type II Diabetics

Author: Cerpa H
Conference/Journal: Dissertation Abstracts International
Date published: 1989
Other: Volume ID: 49 , Issue ID: 8-B , Pages: 3432 , Word Count: 73

Cerpa (1989) found the blood sugar levels of subjects with type II diabetes practicing a meditation-relaxation technique (CSM) were significantly reduced after participating in a six-week program, whereas the blood sugar levels of subjects in a diabetes education program and a control group did not significantly change, indicating meditation-relaxation techniques could be of significant benefit in diabetes control. Contrary to predictions, the state and trait anxiety levels of the three groups remained relatively constant.