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Type 2 Diabetes: Take Short walks after meals

Short walks after meals may help in managing the Type 2 diabetes, a study reveals

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Publish Date: Oct 18 2016 1:31PM | Updated Date: Oct 18 2016 1:31PM

Type 2 Diabetes: Take Short walks after meals
People who suffer from Type 2 diabetes have found a tool to manage their disease in form of short walks. 
 
Short walks after meals may help in managing the Type 2 diabetes, a study conducted by New Zealand researchers reveals. 
 
For the research, researchers prescribed walking in two week blocks separated by month to 41 patients with Type 2 diabetes. 
 
The study revealed that the sugar levels in patients after doing the prescribed exercise, dropped by 12 percent. 
 
Interestingly, after taking evening meals, walking reduced the blood sugar levels by 22 percent. 
 
This happened because, post-meal glucose is regarded as an important target in managing type 2 diabetes, given its independent contribution to overall blood sugar control and cardiovascular risk.
 
Researchers concluded by saying that benefits relating to physical activity following meals suggest that current guidelines should be amended to specify post-meal activity, particularly when meals contain a substantial amount of carbohydrate.