Physical Therapy Directed Exercise Counseling Benefits Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

According to the American Diabetes Association, 25.8 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. Of the diabetes cases, nearly 90 percent are type 2 cases impacting older adults. Recent research has found type 2 diabetes in children is also on the rise. Today’s expert, J. David Taylor, PhD, PT, CSCS, shares some of his findings on ways physical therapy can benefit individuals impacted by Type 2 diabetes.

His study focused on if  physical therapy directed exercise counseling and fitness center-based exercise training offered benefits to diabetic patients.  The results of the randomized clinical trial suggest exercise counseling provided by physical therapists that is combined with fitness center–based exercise training can improve muscular strength and exercise capacity in people with type 2 diabetes. The outcomes patients received are comparable to those participating in supervised exercise training. Learn more by listening to the full podcast now.

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