The effects of relaxations on glucose tolerance in non-insulin-dependent diabetes.


Journal Article

Twelve patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus were hospitalized on a clinical research ward under identical conditions. A 3-h glucose tolerance test and an intravenous insulin tolerance test were performed on each patient. Half of the patients were then given 5 days of progressive relaxation training after which all patients were retested while treated patients practiced relaxation. Relaxation was found to significantly improve glucose tolerance without affecting insulin sensitivity or glucose-stimulated insulin secretory activity.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Surwit, RS; Feinglos, MN

Published Date

  • March 1983

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 176 - 179

PubMed ID

  • 6343022

Pubmed Central ID

  • 6343022

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0149-5992

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2337/diacare.6.2.176


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States