Will Hyperglycemia Influence the Cardiorespiratory Endurance and Other Determinants Among Community-Dwelling Type 2 Dm Patients? A Cross-Sectional Study.

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Dr. Mayuriben Kamlesh Patel, Dr. Arunachalam Ramachandran, Dr. Mitesh Kumar Babulal, Dr. Rajkumar Krishnan Vasanthi


Objective - The objective of this study was to find out whether hyperglycemia influences cardiorespiratory endurance and other determinants among community-dwelling type 2 diabetes Meletus (DM) patients with poor control of blood glucose. Methodology – The study included 125 subjects with hyperglycemic status, due to type 2 DM who were recruited from Gujarat in two different clinical setups. They were screened for cardiorespiratory endurance, agility, quality of life (QOL), and blood glucose levels (HBA1C). Results -There was a significant correlation between the HbA1C values and the Vo2 Max, “T” Agility test and PER with values of p-value <0.001 (correlation 0.754), p < 0.001 (correlation 0.538) and p < 0.001 (correlation 0.427). However, there was no significant correlation between hyperglycemia and QOL. Conclusion - The high average blood glucose does influence the cardiorespiratory endurance, agility and perceived exertion rate, however, it doesn’t influence the quality of life of DM patients with poor glycemic control. 

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