‘Sit less, move more' scripts urged for type 2 diabetes patients

Overweight patients with type 2 diabetes should be encouraged to have regular active breaks from sitting to improve their cardiometabolic risk markers, Victorian research shows.

Doing three minutes of walking or light exercise every 30 minutes results in significant improvements in postprandial blood glucose, insulin and triglyceride levels, according to a study by researchers from Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne.

The researchers tested the effect of regular interruptions to sitting time with three-minute breaks of light walking or mild exercises, such