Encouraging physical activity for people with diabetes

A. Kirk, G. Leesee

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Regular exercise provides substantial health benefits to people with type 2 diabetes, including better control of their condition, an improved cardiovascular risk profile, weight loss, and an improved quality of life (Sigal et al, 2006). Although physical activity should be a major strategy for any diabetes care team, there is limited information available on how best to encourage people with type 2 diabetes to take more physical activity. This article provides guidance on ways to promote physical activity in people with type 2 diabetes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-31
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Diabetes Nursing
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009


  • physical activity
  • diabetes
  • cardiovascular risk


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