Monday, October 17, 2016

Walking After Eating Help Manage Diabetes

A walk after a meal can help people with type 2 diabetes manage their blood sugar levels better. This interesting finding revealed through research led by scientists at the University of Otago, New Zealand.

In a study published in the international journal Diabetologia, as many as 41 patients were asked to perform therapy on foot. The patients are also equipped with an accelerometer to measure their physical activity in addition to devices that measure blood sugar every five minutes.

They are advised to walk 30 minutes every day, or for 10 minutes after each main meal. The end result showed blood sugar levels fell an average of 12 percent more when participants followed the advice to walk after a meal compared to running longer at times erratic.

"Most of this effect comes from the reduction of 22 percent is very significant in blood sugar when walking after dinner with menu carb weight," said study author Andrew Reynolds of the Department of Human Nutrition Otago.

Tim other authors, Jim Mann, said that post-meal glucose is considered as an important target in managing type 2 diabetes were given independent contribution to overall control of blood sugar which lowers cardiovascular risk.

According to the researchers, the approach can avoid the extra dose of insulin injections that may have been prescribed. New benefits that have been proven it will serve as the basis for determining the guidelines change post-meal activity of the patient.

In type 2 diabetes, the body does not produce enough insulin to keep blood sugar levels within a normal range. Although not curable, the disease can be managed with a healthy lifestyle and active, reported by the NZ Herald.

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