Healthy Living

Get Up and Move! Keeping Diabetes Under Control

Patients who participated also had to wear continuous glucose monitors to measure their levels

During the study participants wore continuous glucose monitors (CGM). These devices monitor glucose in the interstitial fluid just under the skin. With these monitors, it was possible to measure glucose concentrations after the participants left the controlled setting and return home. (The participants did continue eating their regular diabetic diets.) It was interesting to note that carryover improvement in glycemic control when the participants moved, held until the next morning. The average waking glucose reduction was -2.7 mmol/L compared to just sitting after eating.