Jesper Fleischer

Objective measurements of activity patterns in people with newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes demonstrate a sedentary lifestyle

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  • S L Cichosz, Department of Endocrinology, Internal Medicine and Medical Research Laboratories, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark., Danmark
  • J Fleischer
  • P Hoeyem, Danmark
  • E Laugesen
  • P L Poulsen
  • J S Christiansen, Danmark
  • N Ejskjær, Danmark
  • T K Hansen

AIMS: To evaluate physical activity in people with newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes using objective measures.

METHODS: We analysed data from a study aimed at assessing carotid femoral pulse wave velocity in which a piezoelectric accelerometer was worn by 100 people with newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes and by 100 age- and sex-matched control subjects. Differences in physical activity patterns were investigated.

RESULTS: Compared with the control group, the people with Type 2 diabetes spent significantly more time engaged in sedentary or lower level activities during the day, with a mean (sd) time of 926 (44) vs 898 (70) min, P < 0.001). This difference remained significant after correction for differences in BMI between the two groups.

CONCLUSIONS: Using objective measurements, our findings demonstrate that people with newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes have a more sedentary lifestyle compared with well-matched controls.

TidsskriftDiabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association
Sider (fra-til)1063-6
Antal sider4
StatusUdgivet - sep. 2013

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