An investigation into the effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation exercise in type 2 diabetes : a case study

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Title: An investigation into the effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation exercise in type 2 diabetes : a case study
Authors: Giggins, Oonagh M.
Coughlan, Garrett
Caulfield, Brian
Crowe, Louis
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Date: 14-May-2010
Abstract: Exercise is a vital component in the management and prevention of type 2 diabetes (T2D). Both the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) advocate exercise as a treatment method for T2D. However, given the benefits of engaging in physical activity, many T2D patients are often unable to partake in physical activity secondary to complications of their diabetes or other musculoskeletal problems. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) exercise is a likely alternative for diabetic individuals who face barriers to physical activity. NMES has received much attention in recent years as a new form of inducing exercise. The ability of NMES to stimulate innervated muscle has resulted in it’s use as a training tool for individuals without neuromuscular pathology. Banerjee and colleagues showed that prolonged NMES exercise in sedentary adults resulted in significant improvements in maximal aerobic capacity, muscle strength and capacity for physical activity. The aim of this case study was to investigate the use of NMES exercise in T2D.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Conference Publication
Keywords: Neuromuscular electrical stimulationDiabetesNMES
Subject LCSH: Diabetes--Exercise therapy
Electric stimulation
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: Poster presentation at the 6th Annual RTRS Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 14th May, 2010
Appears in Collections:CLARITY Research Collection
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