Effectiveness of Intermittent Activity for People with Diabetes

October 24, 2011 at 9:30 am Leave a comment

Are Intermittent or Short Bouts of Physical Activity Really Effective for People with Diabetes?

Intermittent physical activity can be especially effective in people with Type 2 diabetes who have higher levels of insulin resistance. People with Type 2 diabetes often have higher after meal glucose levels and a slower return, 2 to 4 hours, to target glucose levels. Doing some type of physical activity, like brisk walking or climbing stairs, for 10-15 minutes after meals can significantly reduce the after meal glucose level.

Courtesy of: Diabetes Nutrition Q and A for Health Professionals / Joyce Green Pastors …[et al.].  American Diabetes Association, Inc., 2003.

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