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Pilot Study of Vedic Medicine for Type 2 Diabetes

2014-08-27 03:55:05 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine the feasibility and effectiveness of a multimodality Vedic Medicine treatment protocol for the management of newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes.

Description

Maharishi Vedic Medicine (MVM) represents a synthesis of Vedic sciences, including Ayur-Veda, into a single, comprehensive, natural approach to health care. The objectives of this phase II pilot trial are to determine the feasibility, acceptability, and safety of implementing a multi-modality MVM intervention for newly diagnosed type 2 diabetics, and to measure the impact of such a protocol on overall glycemic control.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2

Intervention

Vedic Medicine, Vedic Medicine

Location

Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research
Portland
Oregon
United States
97227

Status

Completed

Source

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:55:05-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A subclass of DIABETES MELLITUS that is not INSULIN-responsive or dependent (NIDDM). It is characterized initially by INSULIN RESISTANCE and HYPERINSULINEMIA; and eventually by GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE; HYPERGLYCEMIA; and overt diabetes. Type II diabetes mellitus is no longer considered a disease exclusively found in adults. Patients seldom develop KETOSIS but often exhibit OBESITY.

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A subtype of DIABETES MELLITUS that is characterized by INSULIN deficiency. It is manifested by the sudden onset of severe HYPERGLYCEMIA, rapid progression to DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS, and DEATH unless treated with insulin. The disease may occur at any age, but is most common in childhood or adolescence.

A type of diabetes mellitus that is characterized by severe INSULIN RESISTANCE and LIPODYSTROPHY. The latter may be generalized, partial, acquired, or congenital (LIPODYSTROPHY, CONGENITAL GENERALIZED).

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