A cross-sectional study on the physical activity of selected elderly diabetics

Jemima Beryl Mohankumar, Bhavani S, Sowmiya V
2021 Zenodo  
Regular exercise may prevent or delay the development of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). In addition to moderate- to vigorous-intensity exercise, daily physical activity is also important for the prevention and management of T2D. Elderly diabetics (50-70 years) were selected from the PSG Hospitals - a multi-specialty hospital. A Diabetes Self-Management Questionnaire (DSMQ) was developed to be locally relevant. The validity and reliability was checked before administration of the
more » ... Data on glycemic control, energy expenditure, and physical activity (MET) were recorded. Physical activity from age 50-60 & 60-70 years were similar as indicated by the 24hr physical activity pattern and MET values. We observed a progression of the metabolic disorder with age as shown by HbA1c values Physical activity and exercise recommendations, therefore, should be tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4767504 fatcat:yxyjohqhljaknft4lrtkzgtd34