Walking behaviour and glycemic control in type 2 diabetes: seasonal and gender differences-Study design and methods

  title={Walking behaviour and glycemic control in type 2 diabetes: seasonal and gender differences-Study design and methods},
  author={Kaberi Dasgupta and Catherine B Chan and Deborah Da Costa and Louise Pilote and Mirella de Civita and Nancy Ross and Ian B. Strachan and Ronald J Sigal and Lawrence Joseph},
  journal={Cardiovascular Diabetology},
  pages={1 - 1}
BACKGROUND The high glucose levels typically occurring among adults with type 2 diabetes contribute to blood vessel injury and complications such as blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, and stroke. Higher physical activity levels are associated with improved glycemic control, as measured by hemoglobin A1C. A 1% absolute increase in A1C is associated with an 18% increased risk for heart disease or stroke. Among Canadians with type 2 diabetes, we postulate that declines in walking associated… CONTINUE READING


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