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Mickute M, Henson J, Rowlands AV, et al
Diabetic Medicine|August 27, 2020

Via involving participants’ data from the Chronotype of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Effect on Glycaemic Control cross‐sectional study, researchers sought to measure how variations in metrics characterizing physical activity and sedentary behaviour in type 2 diabetes are correlated with physical function. The authors stratified data into two groups based on their short physical performance battery (SPPB) score (impaired physical function = SPPB < 10 and normal physical function = SPPB ≥ 10). Hand‐grip strength, sit‐to‐stand 60 and the Duke Activity Status Index score were used to evaluate functional capacity, whereas physical activity metrics were measured with a wrist‐worn accelerometer. This study included some 635 adults (median age 66 years, 34% female). Overall, 29% of the cohort scored < 10 in the SPPB test showing impaired physical function. The strength of the correlations for physical activity measures and functional capacity were modified by physical function status, with the strongest connection observed in those with impaired physical function.

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