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Background: Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder that leads to some of complications such as nerve damage that decrease proprioception sense and balance and cause cardiovascular disease. Physical activity is very important in daily schedule and improves sensitivity to insulin. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of of 8 weeks of selective physical activity on static balance and aerobic capacity in female patients with type 2 diabetes.
Material and Methods: This quasi-experimental study was carried out on 17 women with type 2 diabetes. The subjects selected according to investigation items and accessible sampling method. They were assigned in two experimental (age=51.4±7.3, n=8) and control (age=55.7±4.9, n=9) groups. Experimental group underwent three sessions of one hour selected exercise per week for 8 weeks. Control group did not participate in any regular exercise sessions. Static balance assess with stroke stand test and aerobic capacity measured with 6 min walk test for all subjects. Data were analyzed by SPSS 16.0 software and ANCOVA (p≤0.05) was administered.
Findings: There was no significant difference between mean of balance time between pre-test and post-test in experimental group than control group (P≤ 0.05) but mean of distance was increased significantly in experimental group than control group (P≤ 0.05).
Conclusion: A period of physical activity could increase aerobic capacity in type 2 diabetic patients and don’t have significant influence on static balance.