ISSN 2564-7784 | E-ISSN 2564-7040
Original Article
Effects of Nutrition and Exercise Habits in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
1 Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, İstanbul Bilgi University, Health Science Faculty, İstanbul, Turkey  
Eur J Ther 2018; 24: 220-223
DOI: 10.5152/EurJTher.2018.355
Key Words: Type 2 diabetes mellitus, exercise, nutrition

Objective: Diet and exercise therapy form the basis of treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The objective of the present 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-to-hip ratio, and QOL index (36-item Short Form Health Survey). A total of 300 patients (169 women and 131 men) were enrolled in the study.


Results: The mean age and 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 in patients with T2DM with regular exercise and diet (p=0.001, 0.024, and 0.012).


Conclusion: Our findings show that combined diet and physical activity interventions achieved clinically meaningful increase in the QOL. Especially, aerobic exercise program improved the QOL in women with T2DM.



How to citeDuymaz T. Effects of Nutrition and Exercise Habits in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Eur J Ther 2018; 24(4): 220-3.

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