An investigation into the effects of electrical muscle stimulation training in type 2 diabetes mellitus : a case study

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Title: An investigation into the effects of electrical muscle stimulation training in type 2 diabetes mellitus : a case study
Authors: Giggins, Oonagh M.
Butler, H. W.
Caulfield, Brian
Crowe, Louis
Coughlan, Garrett
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2293
Date: Apr-2010
Abstract: Exercise is a vital component in the management and prevention of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Both the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) advocate exercise as a treatment method for T2DM. However, given the benefits of engaging in physical activity, many T2DM patients are often unable to partake in physical activity secondary to complications of their diabetes or other musculoskeletal problems. Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) exercise is a likely alternative for diabetic individuals who face barriers to physical activity. EMS has received much attention in recent years as a new form of inducing exercise. Banerjee and colleagues showed that prolonged EMS exercise in sedentary adults resulted in significant improvements in maximal aerobic capacity, muscle strength and capacity for physical activity.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Conference Publication
Keywords: Diabetes;Exercise;Electrical muscle stimulation
Subject LCSH: Diabetes--Exercise therapy
Diabetics--Rehabilitation
Electric stimulation
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: Presented at the 1st Annual Conference of the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (UK and Ireland Chapter), Salford, U.K., 15-16 April, 2010
Appears in Collections:CLARITY Research Collection
Computer Science Research Collection
Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science Research Collection

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