Diabetes and exercise Diyabet ve egzersiz

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Bahadir Ç. T., Atmaca H.

Ondokuz Mayis Universitesi Tip Dergisi, vol.29, pp.16-22, 2012 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 29
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5835/jecm.omu.29.s1.005
  • Journal Name: Ondokuz Mayis Universitesi Tip Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.16-22
  • Keywords: Cardiovascular risk, Diabetes mellitus, Exercise, Impaired glucose tolerance, Insulin sensitivity, Pregnancy
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


The incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus increases with the decrease in physical activity and increase in obesity. Exercise decreases plasma glucose, HbA1C, basal and postprandial insulin levels; increases insulin sensitivity and improves lipid profile. It also slows down progress into type 2 diabetes mellitus those with impaired glucose tolerance. At least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise per week is recommended to diabetic patients. Patients should be encouraged for activity for 30-60 minutes of exercises 3-4 times a week.