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Effectiveness of an aerobic walking program using heart rate monitor and pedometer on the parameters of diabetes control in Asian Indians with type 2 diabetes.
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PMID:  19945929     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIMS: To analyze the effects of 8 weeks of aerobic walking using a heart rate monitor (HRM) and pedometer for monitoring exercise intensity on glycemic outcomes, fasting blood glucose (FBG), cardiovascular fitness and well-being in type 2 diabetes patients.
METHODS: Forty adults with type 2 diabetes were randomly allocated to an 8-week supervised program of walking using heart rate monitor and pedometer (group A=20) and control group (group B=20). All outcomes were determined at baseline and after the 8-week training period.
RESULTS: The exercise training program resulted in a 9.7% (P<0.05) improvement in group A. Fasting blood glucose level decreased significantly by 37% in group A (P<0.05). Body mass index (BMI) ratio decreased by 3.9% in group A and increased by 2.2% in group B. General well-being (GWB) improved by 28.8% (P<0.05) in the exercising group and there was an improvement in all parameters associated with cardiovascular health.
CONCLUSION: Monitoring an exercise program using a heart rate monitor and pedometer was effective and decreased the level of HbA1c, FBG, BMI and improved general well-being. Further using HRM helped us to attribute all improvements to the exercise intensity that we used in our study.
Shweta Shenoy; Ruchika Guglani; Jaspal Singh Sandhu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial     Date:  2009-11-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Primary care diabetes     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1878-0210     ISO Abbreviation:  Prim Care Diabetes     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-19     Completed Date:  2010-07-07     Revised Date:  2012-10-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101463825     Medline TA:  Prim Care Diabetes     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  41-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
(c) 2009 Primary Care Diabetes Europe. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143005, India.
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MeSH Terms
Asian Continental Ancestry Group
Blood Pressure
Body Mass Index
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / blood,  physiopathology*,  rehabilitation*
Glycemic Index
Heart Rate / physiology*
Monitoring, Physiologic / methods

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