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Medicina dello Sport 2021 June;74(2):245-53

DOI: 10.23736/S0025-7826.21.03792-3

Copyright © 2021 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English, Italian

First exercise reports of diabetes center in Turkey: effects of exercise on metabolic parameters in patients with type-2 diabetes mellitus

Yasar SERTBAS 1 , Ozden E. UNER 1, Meltem SERTBAS 1, Emre SENOCAK 2, Rahime GOZKAN 1, Melike KOTAN 1, Asligul ARDIC 1, Eren TIMURTAS 2, Ali OZDEMIR 1

1 Department of Internal Medicine, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey; 2 Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Marmara University Faculty of Health Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey


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BACKGROUND: The current study aimed to show the efficacy of the exercise program performed by the type-2 diabetic patients in the exercise center related to the diabetes clinic.
METHODS: This was a retrospective study, conducted on 77 (18-65 years old) diabetic patients who were attending the exercise center of the outpatient diabetes clinic. Patients who completed 3 months of supervised combined exercise program and having no chronic drug adjustment for 3 months at the beginning and during the exercise interval were recruited to the study.
RESULTS: After 3 months, supervised combine exercise program, there were significant improvement of BMI (34.62 vs. 33.14 kg/m2, P<0.001), fat mass (34.95 vs. 33.83 kg, P<0.001), fasting blood glucose (124.59 vs. 117.39 mg/dL, P=0.015), HbA1c (6.74 vs. 6.45, P<0.001), and triglyceride levels (177.78 vs. 167.50 mg/dL, P=0.038).
CONCLUSIONS: In conclusion, as a real-life data the supervised combine exercise program, performed in the exercise center of the diabetes clinic, significantly improved the metabolic parameters of the patients. We believe that diabetes clinics should include exercise centers, which are controlled by experts, to provide more qualified management for diabetic patients.


KEY WORDS: Exercise; Diabetes mellitus; Body composition

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