‘More light exercise is better for diabetic patient than intensive exercise’

‘More light exercise is better for diabetic patient than intensive exercise’

Every day more and move works better for the suikerregulatie of people with diabetes than one hour per day of intensive sports. According to researchers from the university of Maastricht is the norm that people with diabetes have a half hour to an hour of intensive have to move not enough.

The researchers followed nineteen type 2 diabetes patients intensively and they showed three different ways to move with a rest period of ten days.

In the first bewegingsregime participants fourteen hours per day and were allowed two hours in which she is not sleeping, walking and standing. In the second regime was one hour of the examination period are swapped for intensive cycling.

During the third regime, the participants were asked to five-hour examination period, in exchange for two hours of hiking and three hours. The cycling was supervised at the university. The other activities found in the homes of the place and were accurately measured with a activiteitenmeter.


The last day of each regimen had the participants a pre-packaged meal. In addition, the research team, a 24-hour suikermeting using a suikersensor in the abdomen.

The following day, the names of the researchers, blood-sugar and of lipoproteins to be measured. It was also measured how well the sugar was taken up from the blood by insulin: the lower the so-called insulin resistance, the better the diabetes is regulated.

In the less-regime and at the sportregime trading improvements of the sugar and lipoproteins in the blood. Although the participants have the same number of calories binnenkregen, was the insulin resistance during the less-sit regime better than the sportregime.

“The so-called beweegnorm for this group of patients, every day for at least a half hour of intensive exercise, it appears insufficient. Not everyone can or wants to exercise, so many people advice not to follow. Currently, there are therefore guidelines in the works that also attach importance to less sitting,” says lead researcher Bernard Duvivier.

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