Saturday 3 December 2016

Exercises Can Improve Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms


A new study by researchers from Maastricht University Medical Centre in the Netherlands suggests that breaking long periods of sitting by standing up and light-intensity walking helps to control blood sugar levels and improve insulin sensitivity.

Both are key to managing the deadly condition which now affects 3.6million adults in the UK.

The number of cases has risen by 1.5 million in the past 10 years, leaving the NHS struggling to cope.

Although experts agree that exercise is one of the best ways preventing and treating Type 2 diabetes - current guidelines recommend at least 150 min per week - over 90 per cent of the population fail to reach this target.

Type 2 diabetics are even less likely to exercise because of problems linked to the condition such as muscle weakness and peripheral neuropathy.

The new study published in the journal Diabetologia compared the effects of standing and light-intensity walking with structured exercise such going to the gym or cycling on patients with Type 2 diabetes.



Etiam at libero iaculis, mollis justo non, blandit augue. Vestibulum sit amet sodales est, a lacinia ex. Suspendisse vel enim sagittis, volutpat sem eget, condimentum sem.