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Lucinda Burr Barnard
(401) 521-3220
1539 Atwood Ave
Johnston, RI
Specialty
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Dr.Lucinda Barnard
(401) 521-3220
1539 Atwood Avenue Suite 202
Johnston, RI
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Endocrinologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.8, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Frank Bruno D'Alessandro
(401) 353-1110
1515 Smith St
North Providence, RI
Specialty
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Ivor M D Jackson, CHB MB MD
(401) 861-2233
148 W River St
N Providence, RI
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Magdi L Salmon
(401) 456-4080
21 Peace St
Providence, RI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Lucinda Burr Barnard, MD
(401) 521-3220
1539 Atwood Ave Ste 204
Johnston, RI
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1979

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Frank B D'Alessandro, MD
(401) 353-1110
1515 Smith St
North Providence, RI
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1988

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Frank Mario Dalessandro
(401) 353-1110
1515 Smith St
North Providence, RI
Specialty
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Michael David Hein, MD
(401) 861-2233
148 W River St Ste 2A
Providence, RI
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ross Univ, Sch Of Med & Vet Med, Roseau, Dominica
Graduation Year: 1982

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LuGuang Luo, MD PHD
(401) 456-5344
825 Chalkstone Ave
Providence, RI
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Yoga and Diabetes

One of the most common causes for deaths in the United States is diabetes. On an average, around 18 million Americans suffer from it. Diabetes occurs when the body fails to produce or use insulin, which converts sugar, starches and other food items into energy.

Diabetes is basically divided into two types: Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is caused due to the non-production of insulin and cannot be cured by yoga. Here the patient needs to use insulin shots or insulin pumps. On the other hand, Diabetes 2, which is caused by improper life style or stress-related ailments, can be effectively treated by yoga, if not cured fully. This is the most common form of diabetes and can be developed by anyone.

Yoga not only complements the lifestyle changes which are required to keep the diabetic symptoms under control, but also helps a lot in creating a life that is full of happiness and vitality. Yoga exercises reduce the harmful effects of stress-related ailments.

The most important yoga exercise for the people suffering from diabetes is sun salutation. What it tends to do is that it increases your blood supply to various parts of the body and hence improves the insulin administration in the body. This exercise is so effective that the benefits can be experienced instantly if four rounds are done within a minute. If practiced slowly, it gives the benefits of asanas.

After sun salutation, asanas proves as the most beneficial in the treatment for diabetes. Asanas gives stability and comfort to the body. Due to the various twisting and stretching experienced during the asanas, the internal organs of the body are stretched and subjected to strain. This results in the increase of blood supply and oxygen supply to the organs, thereby increasing its efficiency and functioning. The various asanas which prove beneficial for a diabetes patient are Dhanurasana, Ardhamatsyendrasana, Vajrasana Yoga Mudra, Pavan Muktasana, Sarvangasana, Halasana and Matsyasana.

After asanas, comes the pranayamas. Pranayamas has a calming effect on mind, brain and nervous system, which reduces the stress levels and thus helps in the treatment of diabetes. Pranayamas also increase the oxygen levels and reduces carbon dioxide levels in the blood. However, an important thing which has to be remembered while practicing the pranayamas is that it should be practiced under the expert guidance of a Yoga Guru.

Practice of meditation is also required for diabetic treatment a...

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