To evaluate physical activity in people with newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes using objective measures.

We analysed data from a study aimed at assessing carotid femoral pulse wave velocity in which a piezoelectric accelerometer was worn by 100 people with newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes and by 100 age‐ and sex‐matched control subjects. Differences in physical activity patterns were investigated.

Compared with the control group, the people with Type 2 diabetes spent significantly more time engaged in sedentary or lower level activities during the day, with a mean (sd) time of 926 (44) vs 898 (70) min, P < 0.001). This difference remained significant after correction for differences in BMI between the two groups.

Using objective measurements, our findings demonstrate that people with newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes have a more sedentary lifestyle compared with well‐matched controls.

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Journal: Diabetic medicine. 2013 Sep;30(9):1063-6

Keywords: diabetes, Physical Activity, Sedentary behaviour,

Applications: Physical Activity,

CamNtech Reference: AH13032

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