EVALUATION OF BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVELS IN HEALTHY YOUNG ADULTS FOLLOWING A SINGLE BOUT OF HAND MUSCLE EXERCISE
Journal of Evidence Based Medicine and Healthcare
BACKGROUND Exercise reduces blood glucose levels, improves cardio-respiratory fitness and increases muscle mass. Many studies have been conducted on different types of exercise training and their effects on glycemic control. Most of the studies include exercises involving large group of muscles like the leg muscles or whole body muscles. There is no data regarding only the hand muscle exercises and their effect on blood glucose levels. In this study, young healthy adult subjects are made to do
... cts are made to do a single bout of short duration hand exercise (Involving forearm and digital muscles) and its effect on blood glucose levels are checked. MATERIALS AND METHODS Normal healthy young adults of both sexes and age between 18-25 years were included in the study. Capillary blood glucose (CBG) level was measured using a glucometer. Digitalized hand grip dynamometer was used for the upper limb exercise. CBG levels were compared before and after exercise. Statistical analysis was done using Microsoft Excel and GraphPad Prism version 5. Mean values of CBG before and after exercise were compared by Students paired T test. RESULTS CBG was reduced following the exercise in most of the subjects and it was found to be statistically significant. CONCLUSION Exercise involving small muscles like the forearm and digital muscles were also able to reduce the blood glucose levels significantly. This study may be extended and done on patients with T2DM. KEYWORDS Capillary Blood Glucose (CBG), Hand Muscle Exercise, Digital Hand-Grip Dynamometer. HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE: Suganthi V, Anu S, Vijaybabu K. Evaluation of blood glucose levels in healthy young adults following a single bout of hand muscle exercise.