Exercise has postive effects controlling diabetes

Exercise is recommended as part of a broad-based treatment program for people with diabetes. At issue is what type of exercise produces the greatest results, how many times per week the person should engage in this activity and for what length of time?

A new study from the University of Calgary published in the September 18, 2007 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine sought to answer these questions.

Researchers studied 251 people with type II diabetes in a six-month randomized control trial in Ottawa.

  • Dr. Ron Sigal, MD, MPH,FRCPC, Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Cardiac Sciences, Community Health Sciences & Kinesiology at the University of Calgary and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. He is a researcher in exercise physiology and one of Canada’s leaders in the clinical component of diabetic research; he is looking for the most effective exercise prescription for people with type I and type II diabetes.

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