Diabetes patients on moderate exercise show better glucose control

09/18/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Male diabetes patients who did a daily 45-minute moderate exercise routine spent less time in a hyperglycemic state during a 24-hour period than their sedentary counterparts and those who took three 15-minute walks, a small study indicated. However, engaging in daily living activities such as walking "during prolonged sedentary behavior forms a valuable strategy in the management of type 2 diabetes, especially in those patients who are unable or reluctant to perform structured exercise," researchers reported in Diabetes Care.

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