For people with type 2 diabetes, training in mindful eating was as effective in managing weight and blood sugar levels as conventional diabetes self-management education, according to a study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Participants in the mindful eating group did not receive specific nutrition goals. Instead, trainers encouraged a combination of “inner wisdom” (mindful awareness related to eating) and “outer wisdom” (personal knowledge of optimal nutrition choices for people with diabetes).
The report goes on to say that lead study author Carla Miller, PhD, associate professor of human nutrition at Ohio State University, stated that, “The fact that both interventions were equally effective suggests that we should let people choose. If mindful meditation is appealing and people think that approach is effective, then it very well could be the best choice for them.”
I wonder what would happen if a study candidate practised both intervention methods.
If you are type 2 diabetic, have you tried mindfulness to aid you? What are your thoughts in general? Tell me in the comments!