Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2011, it wasn’t long before I noticed the powerful, positive benefits my yoga practice had on this condition and general sense of wellbeing. I have since become part of the NHS patient forum, have taken DAFNE, a week intensive course to learn about insulin dosage adjustment, and work closely alongside the NHS to plan workshops that reinforce their approach to diabetes education and care planning.
Yoga for Diabetic Management and Control Workshop
This half day/full day workshop is invaluable for starting on a lifelong plan of practice, which includes working through the complications associated with this condition. This workshop is suitable for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics, and their carers.
The Yoga for Health and Education Trust: Diabetes Workshop
It is highly recommended for anyone in the health and fitness industry to understand diabetes and know how to handle a crisis, which could have extreme consequences if not acted on immediately. This workshop is designed for yoga teachers to aid their understanding of Diabetes, recognising signs for necessary action in the class, contra-indications, and exploring how yoga can be beneficial for better blood sugar control and general health.
“Diabetes is fast becoming an epidemic in the modern world. More than 230 million people worldwide have diabetes and according to the World Health Organisation, the number will increase to 333 million by 2025.”