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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Kanella Diakoumas, MS (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This book discusses the etiology and pathology of type I and II diabetes and reviews the current literature on the effects of exercise on the metabolic aspects of the diabetic state.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide information on the benefits of exercise in the diabetic population. Participation in physical activity and exercise programs is a tool for the maintenance of good health. Diabetic patients have many complications, and the information is useful in the development of safe and effective exercise programs.
Audience: Physicians, exercise physiologists, and allied health professionals will find the information in the book very useful in developing an exercise prescription for their diabetic patients. Students interested in the physiological effects of exercise in diabetes will find the review quite extensive.
Features: A number of tables providing guidelines and precautions of the exercise prescription in diabetes are provided. The authors provide individual case studies on exercise programs and participation outcome. A glossary of basic terms is also provided. The literature preview is formidable and current.
Assessment: This book is useful for the practitioner interested in the role that exercise plays in the management of diabetes. The information provided will assist in the development of safe and effective exercise programs for the diabetic patient.