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Improvement of quality of life with supervised exercise training in subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Improvement of quality of life with supervised exercise training in subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Nicolucci, Antonio, Balducci, Stefano, Cardelli, Patrizia, Zanuso, Silvano and Pugliese, Giuseppe (2011) Improvement of quality of life with supervised exercise training in subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Archives of Internal Medicine, 171 (21). pp. 1951-1953. ISSN 0003-9926 (doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2011.561)

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Abstract

In the recent Italian Diabetes and Exercise Study (IDES),1 we showed that a strategy combining a prescribed and supervised mixed training program with structured exercise counseling is more effective than counseling alone in improving physical fitness, hemoglobin A1c level and other modifiable cardiovascular risk factors, and coronary heart disease 10-year risk scores in a large cohort of sedentary subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus. In addition, subjects participating in the supervised sessions performed a higher volume of physical activity (PA) compared with the control group. However, long-term patient compliance with exercise recommendations is largely dependent on changes in quality of life (QoL) associated with training. Unfortunately, although increased PA is expected to improve QoL and most epidemiological studies have demonstrated an association between exercise and QoL in the general population, the very few intervention trials investigating the impact of structured exercise counseling or supervised training on physical and mental health and well-being in diabetic subjects have provided inconclusive results. We report herein data on the effect of supervised mixed exercise training on top of structured exercise counseling compared with counseling alone on QoL-related measures in subjects with type 2 diabetes participating in the IDES.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: diabetes mellitus
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Department of Life & Sports Sciences
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Last Modified: 05 Dec 2016 11:53
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/7370

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