HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Study: Physicians need to be more vocal about encouraging diabetic patients to exercise

ST. LOUIS -- Diabetics are more likely to exercise if their doctors help them create and stick to a formalized exercise plan, according to new Saint Louis University research in the May issue of "Diabetes Care."

"Physician advice alone was not associated with regular physical activity. However, when a physician helped to make a plan for physical activity or followed up on the plan, we saw more physical activity," says Anjali Deshpande, Ph.D., assistant professor of epidemiology at Saint Louis University School of Public Health and lead author on the study.

"If doctors realized how much of a difference they make when they speak with their diabetic patients about being physically active and help them follow through with a concrete plan, they probably would talk about exercise during appointments."

The physical environment in a patient's home town also appeared to influence whether or not a person with diabetes exercised, Deshpande found. Those who were physically active reported shorter walking times to parks, recreation centers, walking trails, schools and fitness clubs than did those who were not active.

The physically active group said they were more likely than those who were not active to take advantage of community facilities that encourage exercise, such as recreation centers, health clubs, walking trails, schools and parks.

Having an exercise partner, belonging to religious or community groups, feeling safe from crime and other social considerations did not influence physical activity patterns, she added.

The study analyzed telephone responses from 274 people with diabetes who lived in rural parts of southeastern Missouri, Tennessee and Arkansas. Of the sample, 37 percent reported they had no activity, 13 percent reported irregular activity and 50 percent reported regular physical activity.

Not surprisingly, those with regular physical activity were more likely to have no physical impairment and be of
'"/>

Contact: Nancy Solomon
solomonn@slu.edu
314-977-8017
Saint Louis University
11-May-2005


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Study: Directly observed HIV therapy for children is promising
2. Study: Who claims to be a pediatrician?
3. Study: Chain-owned nursing homes hurt by too much standardization
4. Study: Breast cancer in younger black women is more likely to be an aggressive variety
5. Study: Super-sizing your food takes a hidden toll on your pocketbook
6. Study: Exercise, diet may protect against colorectal cancer
7. Study: Paramedics save more lives when they dont follow the rules
8. Study: Local TV news covers health a lot, but not always well
9. Study: Hospitals rated top 5 percent have mortality rates 27 percent lower
10. Study: Exercise helps speed wound healing in older adults
11. Study: N.C. parents want tobacco use prevention to become higher priority

Post Your Comments:
(Date:4/18/2014)... by Northwestern Medicine scientists could lead to potential new ... people with scleroderma. , Fibrosis, or scarring, is ... the skin and lungs can lead to serious organ ... for new therapeutic options centers on findings made by ... identified the role that a specific protein plays in ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... first genetic variant specifically associated with the risk ... 10-15 per cent of all breast cancer cases. ... cancer sub-type, called invasive lobular carcinoma, gives researchers ... particular kind of breast cancer, which can be ... (Thursday) in the journal PloS Genetics , ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... published today in PLOS Pathogens , children who ... common can mount an immune response to infection with ... bouts of high fever and illness and partially control ... findings may help researchers develop future interventions that prevent ... , Each year, approximately 200 million cases of malaria ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Two recent papers by a University of ... help scientists develop treatments or vaccines for Dengue ... and other disease-causing flaviviruses. , Jeffrey S. Kieft, ... at the School of Medicine and an early ... and colleagues recently published articles in the scholarly ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... A Northwestern University synthetic biology team has created ... create programmable therapeutics that could travel the body ... disease. , Engineering cell-based, biological devices that monitor ... in clinical synthetic biology. However, no existing technology ... a patient,s physiological state and respond in a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New clues on tissue scarring in scleroderma 2Health News:First genetic link discovered to difficult-to-diagnose breast cancer sub-type 2Health News:First genetic link discovered to difficult-to-diagnose breast cancer sub-type 3Health News:Study sheds light on how the immune system protects children from malaria 2Health News:CU researchers discover target for treating dengue fever 2Health News:Building 'smart' cell-based therapies 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014  Zafgen, Inc., a leading biopharmaceutical company dedicated ... patients, today announced initial results from its Phase ... methionine aminopeptidase 2 (MetAP2), in patients with Prader-Willi ...  These results showed improvements in body weight, hunger-related ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... InformEx, North America,s leading business partnering ... the 30 th edition of its annual conference at ... January 21-24. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131028/NY05330LOGO-a ) ... and specialty chemical companies will take part in the conference, ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Jan. 14, 2014 Animal Emergency Critical Care, a LifeCentre partner ... Virginia is the first in Loudoun County ... Dr. Susan M. Barnes , Medical Director, is ... husband, Dr. Cole Taylor , are avid scuba divers. "As ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Zafgen Announces Initial Results from Phase 2a Study of Beloranib in Patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome 2Zafgen Announces Initial Results from Phase 2a Study of Beloranib in Patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome 3Zafgen Announces Initial Results from Phase 2a Study of Beloranib in Patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome 4Media Advisory: InformEx 2014 Events & Speaker Lineup for 30th Edition Conference in Miami Beach 2Hyperbaric Veterinary Medicine (hvm) Announces Animal Emergency Critical Care Installs A Small Animal Hyperbaric Chamber 2
Cached News: