A videogame may be beneficial for people with diabetes

WII FIT: Exercising to control blood sugar levels

AN INTERACTIVE exercise videogame may help people suffering from diabetes, a study by the West German Centre for Diabetes and Health in Düsseldorf (Germany) suggests.

The game, known as ‘Wii Fit,’ challenges players to different types of activities using an exercising board.

The aim of the study was to see if there was a change in the blood sugar level of 220 people  with type 2 diabetes after 12 weeks exercising.

These people are normally advised to take more exercise to control their blood sugar levels.

The study revealed their levels had indeed improved after that time.

In addition, it also showed their blood sugar levels were almost the same as those who receive standard diabetes care.

The results have been defined as ‘promising’ as this videogame is cheaper than any form of diabetes care available today.

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