Postprandial Walking Reduces Glucose Levels in Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
The purpose of this study was to investigate blood glucose changes, as measured by a continuous glucose monitoring system, that occur in women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) following an acute bout of moderate-intensity walking after consuming a high-carbohydrate/low-fat meal. This study found that moderate-intensity walking induced greater postprandial glucose control compared with sedentary activity and it appears that moderate-intensity activity may be used to reduce postprandial glucose levels in women with GDM.
Coe, Dawn P.; Conger, Scott A.; Kendrick, Jo M.; Howard, Bobby C.; Thompson, Dixie L.; Bassett, David R. Jr.; and White, Jennifer D.. (2018). "Postprandial Walking Reduces Glucose Levels in Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus". Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 43(5), 531-534.