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Effects of Whole-Body Vibration on blood profiles in patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy
Amin Kordi Yousefi Nejad 1, Azadeh Shadmehr 2, Gholam Reza Olyaei 1
1- دانشکده توانبخشی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی تهران
2- دانشکده توانبخشی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی تهران , Shadmehr@tums.ac.ir
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Background and Aim: Diabetes has world wide prevalence and it is estimated that up to ten years later, more than 300 million people would suffer from it. The disease has serious secondary complications. Physical activity can decrease the complications by altering the blood profiles. Patients with diabetes are unwilling to do physical exercise. Whole Body Vibration (WBV) might be a proper substitution for exercise. The effects of WBV on patients with diabetes have not been studied enough, so the aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of WBV on the blood profiles in patients with diabetes type 2.

Materials and Methods: Twenty patients with diabetes were assigned using matched assignment either into control (n=10) or intervention (n=10) group. Intervention group received the WBV with frequency of 30 Hz and amplitude of 2.5 mm for six weeks twice a week. The control group did not receive any intervention during this period. Blood profiles were measured in both groups at the baseline and the end of the study.

Results: FBS and HbA1C decreased in intervention group in comparison with the control group but the differences were not statistically significant (P=0.44).  There were not significant statistical differences in Cholesterol, HDL, LDL and TG before and after the treatment between the two groups.

Conclusion: The application of WBV with the above parameters might reduce FBS and HbA1C in patients with diabetes type 2. Increase in the amount of Glucose Transporter protein 4 (GLUT-4) is one of the contributing factors that these changes can be ascribed to.

Keywords: Diabetes type 2, Whole Body Vibration, Blood profiles, GLUT-4
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/11/6 | Accepted: 2013/01/19 | Published: 2013/08/6
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Kordi Yousefi Nejad A, Shadmehr A, Olyaei G R. Effects of Whole-Body Vibration on blood profiles in patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. mrj. 2013; 7 (1) :40-47
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