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Type 2 diabetes: sitting can cause problems with blood sugar levels, so get up and move

By Aye Chan Paing, PhD Candidate, Sedentary Time and Glucose Control in Type 2 Diabetes, Glasgow Caledonian University
Sebastien Chastin, Professor Health Behaviour Dynamics of People, Places and Systems, Glasgow Caledonian University
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Many people spend large portions of their day sitting, which can cause a range of health problems. But many may not realise that sitting too much can also worsen certain health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes. Research shows that spending too much time sitting can cause problems with blood sugar levels – making it even more important for those with type 2 diabetes to get plenty of physical activity into their day.

Type 2 diabetes causes the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood to become too high. For someone…


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