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Physical activity and type 2 diabetes: tailoring exercise to optimize fitness and glycemic control.
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PMID:  20086386     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Physical activity decreases insulin resistance and can aid in both preventing type 2 diabetes mellitus and managing the disease. Before patients with type 2 diabetes begin an exercise program, they should undergo a preparticipatory clinical assessment and screening for micro- and macrovascular disease. Patients older than 35 and those with additional cardiovascular risk factors, peripheral vascular disease, long-standing disease, or peripheral neuropathy should have an exercise stress test. Adequate glycemic control and selection of appropriate physical activity, such as brisk walking or swimming, are essential to avoid associated complications. Patients on diabetes medications should monitor blood glucose levels and adjust their diet to minimize fluctuations in blood glucose during exercise.
Authors:
Krishna V Bhaskarabhatla; Richard Birrer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Physician and sportsmedicine     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0091-3847     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Sportsmed     Publication Date:  2004 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0427461     Medline TA:  Phys Sportsmed     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  13-7     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, NJ, 07503, USA. bhaskarabhat@yahoo.com.
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