Specific Diaphragmatic breathing can help in controlling diabetes (blood sugar); bring insulin levels back to normal.
“Diaphragmatic Breathing controls complications attributed to elevated Blood glucose levels” – A 2011 research helmed by Martarelli D, Cocchioni M, Scuri S, Pompei P.
Data collected before and after consumption of a 900-calorie breakfast composed of 80% carbohydrates, 10% proteins, and 10% lipids were analyzed.
Ten (10) minutes after the meal, 8 subjects spent 40 minutes performing simple diaphragmatic breathing in a quiet place. The other 8 subjects, representing the control group, spent the same time sitting in an equivalent quiet place reading a magazine.
Blood samples were collected immediately before the meal as well as 1 hour and 2 hours after the meal and Heart rate, plasma levels of glucose, insulin, reactive oxygen metabolites, and biologic antioxidant potential were recorded.
Results, in normal group, showed high blood sugar induced free-radical production and reduced antioxidant levels. Whereas the group performing Diaphragmatic breathing recorded reduced heart rates, increases insulin, reduces glycaemia (Blood Sugar) and reduced free-radicles.