SPECIFIC TRAINING CAN IMPROVE SENSORIMOTOR CONTROL IN TYPE 2 DIABETIC PATIENTS

  • L. Thorwesten
  • A. Eichler
  • C. Sperlbaum
  • E. Eils
  • D. Rosenbaum
  • K. Völker
Keywords: type 2 diabetic, polyneurpathy, proprioception

Abstract

Diabetes mellitus often is associated with proprioceptive and sensory deficits as a result of distal diabetic polyneuropathy (DPN). The aim of this prospective controlled longitudinal trial was to evaluate a specific sport intervention program regarding sensorimotor capabilities in type 2 diabetic patients compared to healthy controls. A higher incidence of fall-related injuries is given in the literature (Allet et al.2008; Allet et al 2009).
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities