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Promoting physical activity in people with type 2 diabetes

Kirk, A.F. and Mutrie, N. and MacIntyre, P. and Fisher, B.M. (2002) Promoting physical activity in people with type 2 diabetes. British Journal of Diabetes and Vascular Disease, 2. pp. 211-213. ISSN 1474-6514

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Abstract

Extensive evidence demonstrates the benefits of physical activity in the management of type 2 diabetes. A recent meta-analysis of controlled clinical trials investigating the effect of exercise on glycaemic control concluded that exercise significantly reduced HbA1C values by 0.66%. This reduction is clinically significant and only slightly less than the difference between conventional and intensive glucose lowering therapy in the United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS),2 which significantly reduced the development of diabetic complications. Recent studies have shown that changes in lifestyle can delay the progression of impaired glucose tolerance to type 2 diabetes,3,4 lifestyle changes being significantly more effective than therapy with metformin. Furthermore some research suggests physical activity is more effective for improving glycaemic control during earlier stages of diabetes. These studies suggest the need for an early emphasis of physical activity promotion in the management of type 2 diabetes.

Item type: Article
ID code: 7854
Keywords: diabetes, physical activity, exercise consultation, exercise, Personal health and hygiene, including exercise, nutrition , Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
Subjects: Medicine > Public aspects of medicine > Personal health and hygiene, including exercise, nutrition
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Psychological Science and Health > Physical Activity for Health
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2009 14:21
    Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 14:58
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/7854

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