Effects of Short-term Exercise Program on Blood Glucose, Lipids, and HbA1c in Type 2 Diabetes

Ghorbani, Azam (2012) Effects of Short-term Exercise Program on Blood Glucose, Lipids, and HbA1c in Type 2 Diabetes. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF DIABETES AND OBESITY.

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OBJECTIVE: For decades, exercise has been considered as a cornerstone for managing diabetes. The current study aimed to determine the effects of short-term exercise on blood glucose, lipids and HbA1C in type-2 diabetes mellitus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 61 diabetic patients were randomly selected. Later, subjects with capability of doing exercise took part in a special four-week exercise program. The blood glucose, lipid levels (before and after 4 weeks) and HbA1C (before and three months after exercise program) of 32 subjects were measured and compared in the time scales. RESULTS: Our results showed a significant reduction in blood glucose and lipid concentrations. However, the reduction observed in HbA1C was not significant (P=0.12). Comparison of pre- and post-exercise results demonstrated a significant improved glycemic control. CONCLUSION: The findings confirm the benefits of exercise training in type 2 diabetic patients. There are many studies which support the importance of physical activities program in controlling and preventing the common metabolic disorder and its complication. KEY WORDS: Diabetes, Short-term exercise, Blood glucose level, HbA1C.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: University Portal > schools > snm
Depositing User: pr Nursing and Midwifery School
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2017 07:36
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2017 10:16
URI: http://eprints.qums.ac.ir/id/eprint/6016

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