Regular Exercise Can Be Effective In Countering Type 1 Diabetes: Study

October 13, 2016 17:21
Regular Exercise Can Be Effective In Countering Type 1 Diabetes: Study

A study conducted on the two groups of diabetics, proved that regular aerobic exercise can be a good tool to counter Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) as it improves the metabolic control and reduce the insulin requirements as compared to those who did not exercise.

The clinical study, which concentrated on middle-aged T1D patients on insulin pump therapy and was aimed at gathering data on metabolic activity and inflammatory and autoimmune parameters.

The co-author of the study, Livio Luzi said, “We found that being physically active can improve glycemic control for patients with type 1 diabetes. Our results suggest that an educational program addressed to T1D patients, and focused on insulin injecting monitoring, diet, and exercise, is highly advantageous for management of T1D.”

According to the study, six patients in the study seemed to have more responsible behavior in monitoring their glucose levels when compared to the seven study patients who did not exercise and sedentary.

Another researcher Rodolfo Alejandro said, “The current study provides physiological data that demonstrate exercise is an important factor in improving and managing type 1 diabetes.”

She further added, “With the increasing rate of diabetes, including an exercise program as part of treatment is highly recommended and, when coupled with insulin therapy, may yield better results for patients. Future studies should explore mechanisms of action related to exercise-mediated immunomodulation with a larger sample of the population.”

By Prajakt K.

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