Usefulness of a Novel Secular Mindful Exercise Model (SMEM) in Type-2 Diabetes and Dyslipidemia

International Journal of Medical Science
© 2017 by SSRG - IJMS Journal
Volume 4 Issue 3
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Shafi M. Shaafi and Harish Kulkarni
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Shafi M. Shaafi and Harish Kulkarni, "Usefulness of a Novel Secular Mindful Exercise Model (SMEM) in Type-2 Diabetes and Dyslipidemia," SSRG International Journal of Medical Science, vol. 4,  no. 3, pp. 22-26, 2017. Crossref,


Background: The role of mindful physical activity in the amelioration of risk factors oftype-2 diabetes (2DM) and dyslipidemia have been reported in the literature. However, there is no consensus on what should be the universal dosage and duration optimum for the prevention and treatment of diabetes. In this study, we examined the effect of a novel short Secular Mindful Exercise Model (SMEM) in 2DM patients. Methods: 100 patients with known 2DM and dyslipidemia were selected for the study. Diabetic patients on hypoglycemic oral medication were also included in this study. Patients attending the diabetic clinic were randomized into control group (n=50) and study group (n=50) patients each. The study group was on oral hypoglycemic drugs, lifestyle modification and SMEM for a period of 6 months. The control group was prescribed oral hypoglycemic drugs only and did not perform SMEM during thisperiod.Results: 6 months of study showed thatthe study group had a significant reduction in total cholesterol, triglycerides and LDL cholesterol. Significant elevation in HDL was recorded in the study group. In Control group showed a significant increase in body weight. There was a significant increase in total cholesterol, triglycerides and a decrease in HDL. The bodyweight increase could be attributed to drugs like Sulphonyl urea. Conclusions: This study demonstrates that practice of SMEM can help in lowering lipid profiles, lower BMI, and lowering blood glucose levels which can have a long term beneficial effect on Micro and macro- vascular complications indiabetes. SMEM is a secular, inexpensive and highly feasible activity.Therefore; SMEM can be used as an adjunct along with medical diabetic treatment.


Diabetes, Dyslipidemia, SMEM, Mindful Physical Activity, Lipid Profile.


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