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04 November 2011

Exercise intensity effects on diabetic patients tested with Fitmate PRO

Posted in Clinical CPET, Scientific

Exercise intensity effects on diabetic patients tested with Fitmate PRO

A recent study of the Italian Diabetes Exercise Study (IDES) showed how supervised exercise can produce significant improvements of cardiovascular risk among Type-2 diabetes patients.

This study aimed to assess the efficacy of an intensive exercise intervention strategy in promoting physical activity and improving hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) level and other modifiable cardiovascular risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).

Assessment of cardiorespiratory fitness consisted of a submaximal VO2max evaluation. All patients performed the test at the treadmill, using a modified Balke and Ware protocol with direct measurement of oxygen consumption using the gas exchange analyzer Fitmate PRO

The scientific paper details are the following:

- Title: "Effect of an Intensive Exercise Intervention Strategy on Modifiable Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Subjects With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus"
- Authors
: Stefano Balducci, Silvano Zanuso, Antonio Nicolucci, Pierpaolo De Feo, Stefano Cavallo, Patrizia Cardelli, Sara Fallucca, Elena Alessi, Francesco Fallucca, Giuseppe Pugliese. Italian Diabetes Exercise Study (IDES) Investigators
- Published in
: Archives of Internal Medicine. Vol 170 (No. 20), 2010: 1794-1803

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