HEALTH – T2 DIABETES – EXERCISE & NUTRITION


1 RESEARCH ARTICLE


THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EXERCISE, NUTRITION & T2D – 2014


Stephenson EJ1, Smiles W, Hawley JA.
EXERCISE
– A single bout of either resistance or endurance exercise reduces the prevalence and duration of hyperglycemic excursions in patients with type 2 diabetes, an effect lasting well into the next day.
NUTRITION
The carbohydrate content of a meal and the glycemic index (GI) of the carbohydrate consumed are both major determinants of the postprandial (after you eat) glycemic response
Diets containing high-GI carbohydrates have been shown to be independent risk factors for type 2 diabetes onset
– In obese insulin-resistant individuals, low-GI diets are effective for inducing both weight loss and improving insulin action and glucose tolerance
CONCLUSION
– The implementation of physical activity and dietary modifications are effective low-cost treatment options for controlling hyperglycemic episodes in patients with type 2 diabetes


 

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