There are some effects of Audio Guided Imagery¬†on parameters that are not primarily related to mind, as with stress, mood or pain. For example with type I diabetes in a blinded randomized study  conducted in Israel with young people with type I insulin dependent diabetes, 7 children were assigned to a group receiving an audio disc with guided imagery and other 6 received only a disc with music. They¬†were connected to a system of continuous glucose monitoring and came daily to the clinic to listen to the CD twice a day for 4 days and then they were disconnected from the system. Participants heard the discs¬†for 11 weeks every day and later they were also re-evaluated. Glucose levels decreased in both groups but the glycosylated hemoglobin test, that measures average blood glucose levels over the past three months only¬†decreased in the Audio Guided Imagery¬†group, which revealed the potential of this technique to improve glycemic control in patients with Diabetes type I.
The study concludes that Audio Guided ¬†Imagery is a potential ¬†approach for improving¬†glycemic and glucose control in youth but larger studies are required.
 Effect of auditory¬†guided imagery¬†on glucose levels and on glycemic control in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Gelernter R,¬†Lavi G,¬†Yanai L,¬†Brooks R,¬†Bar Y,¬†Bistrizer Z,¬†Rachmiel M.