Reaction Statement on Prime Minister’s call for using yoga to fight diabetes by Dr. Sanjay Kalra
Dr. Sanjay Kalra, Consultant Endocrinologist, Bharti Hospital Karnal, & Vice President, South Asian Federation of Endocrine Societies in a statement said, “Hon’ble Prime Minister’s call is an important step towards diabetes control in the country. Yoga can help manage diabetes if not eliminate it as it reduces the requirement of glucose lowering drugs and thus helps in improving emotional and social health. The nationwide awareness created on the occasion of International Yoga Day will give us the opportunity to work towards transforming our country from the diabetes Capital to the diabetes CARE Capital of the world. The Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism (IJEM), of which I was the Past Editor, has always been at the forefront promoting scientific yoga medicine. I strongly believe that endocrinologists and yogacharyas should join hands and work together to explore the full potential of yoga, as a preventive and treatment option in the management of diabetes.