Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Dr. Richard Spates
Dr. Lisa Baker
Dr. Galen Alessi
Dr. Michele Burnette
Non-insulin dependent diabetes often has serious consequences for individuals if blood glucose is not maintained within relatively normal ranges. Exercise and stress have been enumerated as important variables for the control of blood glucose in non-insulin dependent diabetics.
This study compared blood glucose and stress for eight exercise and eight matched control non-exercise adult noninsulin dependent participants. A prospective home monitoring design was used to monitor daily blood glucose, stress, and physical activity via multiple measures for six days.
Results indicated that control participants had significantly higher average blood glucose readings and higher blood glucose variability. Daily stress measures did not differ significantly between groups. Although a clear relationship was found between exercise and lowered blood glucose, it is recommended that further examination of the stress-blood glucose relationship be conducted.
Clemensen, Lisa Renae, "Effects of Exercise and Psychosocial Stress on Blood Glucose in Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetics" (1996). Dissertations. 1692.