Empowering clinicians with lifestyle changes for management of diabetes

Dalia Biswas, Prakash Nikose


Background: Diabetes self-management education (DSME), the process of teaching people to manage their diabetes, has been considered an important part of the clinical management of diabetes since the 1930s. The goals of DSME are to optimize metabolic control and quality of life and to prevent acute and chronic complications, while keeping costs acceptable. The objective was to assess the effect of neurobics and Sanskar remodelling in diabetic management.

Methods: This was a interventional, nonrandomised , pre and post study, conducted in the Department of Physiology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Wardha, Maharashtra, India. The period of study was 1 year and study participants were diabetic patients, aged between 15-90 years including both sexes. 210 patients were recruited and only 63 were eligible for the study group. The control group of 57 was selected from population. Blood sugar and WHO-QOL was studied in both the groups.

Results: There was a statistically significant fall in BMI, FBS, PPBS in between the pre & post-test findings of study group. WHO-QOL-Bref was used to analyze the 4 domains. This study showed that intervention used for the study group caused improvement in all the 4 domains.

Conclusions: The study concludes that life style modification programme used in this study like neurobics and sanskar remodelling can be used in the management of diabetes along with routine medications.


Neurobics, Sanskar remodelling, Diabetes

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