Study: Intervention improves walking speed in diabetes patients

09/6/2011 | Medscape (free registration)

Patients with diabetes and peripheral arterial disease who received walking interventions, including training, group classes and biweekly phone calls for six months, had a 5.7 unit increase in walking speed score compared with a 1.9 unit decrease in the control group, a study in Diabetes Care found. Experts also said the scores for mental health quality-of-life increased by 3.2 units in the intervention group and decreased by 2.4 units in the control group.

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