Control Diabetes - Health Journeys
by Belleruth Naparstek
I wrote this guided imagery so it would apply to either type I or type II diabetes. At the cellular level, it invokes images of insulin-sensitivity, whether to the body’s own insulin or injected medicine. It envisions a steady, balanced digestive process, ongoing organ repair, and steady energy and strength. (48 min.)
Keywords: diabetes, adult onset diabetes, juvenile diabetes, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes
March 27, 2009
Reviewed by: Katha
I am a diabetic who has been taking insulin, Glucophage and Prandin for the past 3 years to control my blood sugar. I decided to run a little experiment to see if meditating could reduce my need for these medications, which I am not happy about taking. This is especially true of the shots. My nurse told me that regular relaxation might possibly reduce my blood sugar.
I started three new relaxing activities which I had never tried before. I joined a hatha yoga class that meets three times a week at the community center. I also started listening to either the Health Journeys Diabetes imagery or the General Wellness imagery, in the morning and the evening.
I am not sure how far this will take me, but last week, my nurse-educator told me that I am definitely taking too much medication, and that we will have to start cutting it down!