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Type 2 diabetes and the medicine of exercise: the role of general practice in ensuring exercise is part of every patient's plan

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Williams, A and Radford, J and O'Brien, J and Davison, K, Type 2 diabetes and the medicine of exercise: the role of general practice in ensuring exercise is part of every patient's plan, Australian journal of general practice, 49, (4) pp. 189-193. ISSN 2208-794X (2020) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.31128/AJGP-09-19-5091

Abstract

Background

The benefit of exercise in the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes (T2D) has a strong evidence base, so it is important to ensure exercise is part of every patient’s management plan.

Objective

This article reviews the evidence for exercise in T2D and the factors affecting a patient’s willingness to commence and sustain enough exercise to gain benefit. The article offers tips about how to safely and effectively prescribe the ‘medicine’ of exercise for all, even the frailest patients; who to stabilise before an exercise program should begin; and how to use the skills of an accredited exercise physiologist (AEP) to deliver the best ‘prescription’ possible.

Discussion

General practitioners and their teams, along with other healthcare providers such as AEPs, can increase the amount of exercise medicine a patient receives. This is the case for those at risk of developing T2D, those with T2D and those with the many comorbidities associated with T2D.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:exercise rehabilitation, diabetes
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Sports science and exercise
Research Field:Exercise physiology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Primary care
UTAS Author:Williams, A (Associate Professor Andrew Williams)
UTAS Author:Radford, J (Professor Jan Radford)
UTAS Author:O'Brien, J (Dr Jane O'Brien)
ID Code:150340
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2022-06-09
Last Modified:2022-06-09
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