Clinicians must have a non-judgmental attitude toward patients who use dietary supplements for diabetes. They should collaboratively develop realistic goals.
This edition of Educator’s Corner defines and describes yoga and its common components, evaluates the scientific evidence of yoga as an adjunctive treatment modality for diabetes, and provides “practice pearls” for implementing yoga in the clinic and/or in diabetes self-management curricula and programs.
Diabetes requires self-management skills to ensure proper self-care and optimize clinical outcomes. Education is instrumental in promoting self-care behaviors. However, education alone does not guarantee healthy behavior change. Support plays an imperative role in encouraging and solidifying this change.