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Role of Pedometer Based Walking In the Management of Type 2 Diabetes: A Review

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.3, No. 3)

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Page : 449-452

Keywords : Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus; Physical activity; Pedometer; walking;

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Diabetes has emerged as a major healthcare problem in India as well as in world. Rapid urbanization marked with increasing levels of obesity and sedentary lifestyles are major causes of DM. The awareness regarding physical inactivity and sedentarism in the aetiology of diabetes is lacking. Also, the focus on physical activity for control of diabetes and its complications is lacking in India. The aim of the present review was to determine the effectiveness of pedometer based walking programs among type 2 diabetes. We found that feedback devices like pedometer work as effective tool to increase activity awareness amongst users.

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