I'm an Indian who was born and raised in the US. When I got diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, my aunt and uncle told me to do certain yoga moves, which would cure me. I was, and still am, skeptical about that claim.

Apparently, yoga is supposed to stimulate the pancreas, which will increase bring back beta cells. My logic is that Type 1 is an autoimmune disease, so the root problem isn't the pancreas but the immune system.

Now my dad's friend's son is 6 and has Type 1. The friend says his son's insulin usage has decreased from 20 units/day to 14 units/day. I mark that up to yoga actually being exercise and the fact that his son is still growing, which could lead to different insulin usage.

What do you guys think?

Here's the link for a DVD they say I should get

http://www.swamiramdevyoga.com/dvd-for-diabetes/index.html

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I do a tai chi form for diabetes. It won't cure, but it is said to help people with diabetes lower their blood glucose. I suspect these yoga moves could also do this rather than cure you.

I think we all know it wouldn't be this easy, no magic bullet, but maybe part of a therapy that would work is all I am suggesting....

Part of the problem is we live in a world where money is top priority even at the price of human suffering. We diabetics are in a very unique situation with the kind of illness we have mainly because we can live a very long time with it and over a lifetime its very profitable for all parties involved. Second most of the research companies have to realize that it won't be easy to get to commercialization and even if they do, if Insurance won't cover it they won't have many customers. This is just my opinion not fact. Do I think an advanced treatment is feasible based on where we stand at the moment? Absolutely but there are so many roadblocks besides the science itself IMO,

I am advocating that the answer may be easier than we realize. That something in nature, or some sort of ayuverdic-type of method could do the trick. The point is NO ONE knows what it would take. How about taking responsibility for our own health, and the state it is in. I am no longer waiting on "others" to help me. I am actively seeking my own answers!
I have sat around long enough waiting for someone else to do this, why wait any longer, why not see what I can do for myself!!

I do sat kriya every day and since I started practicing I have used NO insulin at all. Just about one year now. Is this the yoga move they taught you? Also, lost of meditation. It's not about stimulating the pancreas because eastern medicine doesn't necessarily use that language.

So have you ever used insulin? If so why, Type 1 or 2? I wonder about stimulating the pancreas physically, such as with yoga, in an effort to "jump start" my pancreas. I know that when you hurt a finger that if you rub it, stimulate more blood flow to it, the pain goes away much faster. Meaning it heals quicker. Why not the same theory with the pancreas???

I'm type 1. I used insulin up until about a year ago. I was diagnosed when 17 and now I am 21. That theory could apply in the sense of inflammation. Autoimmune diseases like diabetes type 1 are inflammatory responses- that stimulation may relive the inflammation. Perhaps. The thing with the yoga is that it is no just physical- it is as much mental as physical. These yogic practices work in ways western medicine doesn't quite have a language for at the time. It may be described I as this. In traditional Chinese medicine they
Speak of Qi- an omnipresent energy that describes all phenomenon. When the Qi is not in it's appropriate place in the body there is disharmony. For us the Qi of the spleen meridian is either deficient stagnant or rebellious meaning it is not where it needs to be for proper functions. The symptom is high blood glucose. The yogic exercises work in putting that life force back into balance in the correct way for normal functioning and healing. The natural state is health and harmony and by stresses we are thrown out making our immune systems weak and we become susceptible to damage by pathogens etc. but when the immune system is strong enough we have what we need to maintain homeostasis. The yogic exercises build that endurance and out things were they need to be to exist in the state we were meant to be- ie. healthy.

I did acupuncture for awhile, should start up again. She told me that D is considered an affliction of the kidneys, that area if the focus for healing of D in chinese medicine.

I am truly interested in what you are doing!! How can I learn more about your practice? So far, you are the first person I have met who claims to have been on insulin but then were able to get off insulin, or at least not take it (a year a long time to go without!).

If you want to learn a little more I just posted a blog post talking a little bit about what I have done. I think I might write another one talking about exactly what I do daily if that interests people!

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