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Research Article - Journal of Cell Biology and Metabolism (2018) Volume 1, Issue 2

Relationship between exercise capacity using Bruce protocol and correlates of type 2 diabetes

Introduction: Diabetes mellitus is defined as a group of metabolic diseases characterized by hyperglycemia resulting from problems in insulin secretion, insulin action or combination of both. For diabetes management, exercise is considered to be a cornerstone, along with diet and medication. Materials and Methodology: 50 subjects were selected by using purposive sampling method. Baseline measures such as age, BMI, waist hip ratio, duration of diabetes, resting heart rate, fasting blood sugar were determined prior to treadmill protocol. The subjects were asked to walk on a treadmill using Bruce Protocol and their recovery heart rates were measured. The time taken and stage covered were observed and estimated VO2 max was calculated at each session. The data was analyzed using the Mean, Standard deviations and Pearson’s correlation coefficient. Results: The result showed that there is relationship of exercise capacity with Age, BMI, waist hip ratio, recovery heart rate but no relationship between fasting blood sugar and duration of diabetes. Conclusion: The study can be concluded that Exercise capacity in Type 2 Diabetes using Bruce protocol was correlated with age, BMI, waist hip ratio and recovery heart rate.

Author(s): Monisha R, Muthukumar TS

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