ISSN 2564-7784 | E-ISSN 2564-7040
Original Article
Effects of Nutrition and Exercise Habits in Type 2 Diabetic Patients
1 Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, İstanbul Bilgi University, İstanbul, Turkey  
Eur J Ther ; : -
DOI: 10.5152/EurJTher.2018.355
Key Words: Type 2 diabetes mellitus, exercise, nutrition


Objectives: Diet and exercise therapy form the basis of treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus(T2DM).The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of diet and physical activity interventions for patients with T2DM.


Methods: We assessed the prospective association between levels of physical activity, diet and quality of life(QOL) in patients with T2DM.We measured body mass index (BMI),waist hip ratio and QOL index (SF-36). A total of 300 patients(169 women and 131 men)were enrolled in the study.


Results: The mean age,BMI of the patients were 53.50±8.58 years,30.39±3.97 kg/m2 in women and 56.32±8.80 years,30.28±1.79 kg/m2 in men, respectively. QOL,was significantly increased whose exercising and dietary regularly in patients with T2DM (p=0.001; 0.024; 0.012).


Conclusion: Our findings show that combined diet and physical activity interventions achieved clinically meaningful increase in QOL. Especially,aerobic exercise program improved the QOLinT2DM women.

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