Cardiovascular Responses Of Type 2 Diabetes Patients To Intermittent And Continous Aerobic Exercises
AbstractBackground: The use of aerobic exercise as a form of glycemic control in type 2 diabetes mellitus has been well documented in the literatures. High blood pressure has been shown to be one of the sequelae of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Determination of mode of exercises for glycemic control that will not adversely affect the cardiovascular indices of type 2 diabetes mellitus subjects is highly indicated. Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the acute cardiovascular responses of type 2 diabetes mellitus subjects to continuous and intermittent modes of exercises. Results: There was statistical significant difference in heart rate of both groups. Continuous mode of exercise elicited no statistical difference in SBP and DBP but there was statistical significant difference in SBP in intermittent exercise group with no statistical significant in their DBP. Cross comparison of pre and post cardiovascular indices showed that there were statistical significant differences in SBP (F=0.710, P>0.05) and DBP (F=1.397, P>0.05). Conclusion: Cardiovascular responses of type 2 diabetes mellitus subjects were higher in intermittent exercise group compared with the continuous exercise group. KEYWORDS: Type 2 diabetes mellitus, Aerobic exercise, cardiovascular response.
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Akindele, M. O., Kodzo, P., & Naimat, M. (2007). Cardiovascular Responses Of Type 2 Diabetes Patients To Intermittent And Continous Aerobic Exercises. Nigerian Journal of Medical Rehabilitation, 11(2). https://doi.org/10.34058/njmr.v11i2.22