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Clinical Trial
. Sep-Oct 2007;13(5):36-8.

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Is Associated With Improved Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Pilot Study

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Clinical Trial

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Is Associated With Improved Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Pilot Study

Steven Rosenzweig et al. Altern Ther Health Med. .

Abstract

Context: Psychological distress is linked with impaired glycemic control among diabetics.

Objective: Estimate changes in glycemic control, weight, blood pressure, and stress-related psychological symptoms in patients with type 2 diabetes participating in a standard Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program.

Design: Prospective, observational study.

Setting: Academic health center.

Patients: Adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Interventions: Participation in MBSR program for heterogeneous patient population. Diet and exercise regimens held constant.

Main outcome measures: Glycosylated hemoglobin A1c (HA1c), blood pressure, body weight, and Symptom Checklist 90-Revised (anxiety, depression, somatization, and general psychological distress scores).

Results: Eleven of 14 patients completed the intervention. At 1 month follow-up, HA1c was reduced by 0.48% (P = .03), and mean arterial pressure was reduced by 6 mmHg (P = .009). Body weight did not change. A decrease in measures of depression, anxiety, and general psychological distress was observed.

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