Blood Sugar Management, Insulin Sensitivity, Insulin Resistance, Diabetes & Yoga — for Health & Wellness Coaches, Yoga Therapists, Yoga Teachers, Holistic Healthcare Providers

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we explore the causes underlying elevated blood sugar and research findings on how nutrition, yoga and other strategies prevent and address blood sugar issues.


Be familiar with the physiology and vocabulary related to blood sugar levels and insulin, the causes underlying elevated blood sugar, and research findings on how to prevent and address blood sugar issues using nutrition, yoga and other strategies.


Describe the basic facts related to blood sugar and insulin. Define diabetes and different types of diabetes. Provide more detail on the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. List symptoms of diabetes. Explain how symptoms of diabetes and magnesium deficiency compare. Describe health and wellness practices shown to prevent and address blood sugar issues, citing expert sources and research to back the statements. Summarize research showing yoga’s positive impact on managing blood sugar and diabetes. Discuss yoga techniques to consider for students with diabetes; include research findings showing the effects of each.


blood glucose, blood sugar, diabetes / diabetes mellitus, gestational diabetes, glucose, glycemic index (GI), glycemic load (GL), insulin, insulin resistance / impaired insulin sensitivity, insulin sensitivity, prediabetes, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes

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