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What are the health benefits of physical activity in type 1 diabetes mellitus? A literature review

Overview of attention for article published in Diabetologia, December 2011
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Title
What are the health benefits of physical activity in type 1 diabetes mellitus? A literature review
Published in
Diabetologia, December 2011
DOI 10.1007/s00125-011-2403-2
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Authors

M. Chimen, A. Kennedy, K. Nirantharakumar, T. T. Pang, R. Andrews, P. Narendran

Abstract

Physical activity improves well-being and reduces the risk of heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes mellitus in the general population. In individuals with established type 2 diabetes, physical activity improves glucose and lipid levels, reduces weight and improves insulin resistance. In type 1 diabetes mellitus, however, the benefits of physical activity are less clear. There is poor evidence for a beneficial effect of physical activity on glycaemic control and microvascular complications, and significant risk of harm through hypoglycaemia. Here we review the literature relating to physical activity and health in type 1 diabetes. We examine its effect on a number of outcomes, including glycaemic control, lipids, blood pressure, diabetic complications, well-being and overall mortality. We conclude that whilst there is sufficient evidence to recommend physical activity in the management of type 1 diabetes, it is still unclear as to what form, duration and intensity should be recommended and whether there is benefit for many of the outcomes examined.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 5 2%
United Kingdom 3 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
Italy 2 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
Portugal 2 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 283 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 61 20%
Student > Master 47 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 36 12%
Researcher 35 12%
Student > Postgraduate 31 10%
Other 92 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 98 32%
Sports and Recreations 53 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 36 12%
Unspecified 35 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 18 6%
Other 62 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 September 2016.
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#947,734
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Outputs from Diabetologia
#563
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#16,653
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#5
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