EFFECT OF HYPOHYDRATION ON DYNAMIC BALANCE IN TYPE II DIABETICS
Rebecca A. Mishler, J.D. Adams, Costas N. Bardis, Evan C. Johnson, LynnDee S. Summers, Weldon G. Murray & Stavros A. Kavouras, FACSM
Human Performance Laboratory, Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Falls are a recognized as an important cause of morbidity and mortality. However, no data exist on the effect of hypohydration on dynamic balance in type II diabetics. Type II diabetics may have impaired balance due to complications of diabetic neuropathy. PURPOSE: Therefore, the purpose of this investigation was to examine the effects of hypohydration on postural balance in type II diabetics. METHODS: 10 type II diabetic males (52±8 y; 94.8±22.2 kg; 6.9±1.0 HbA1c) performed two trials on dynamic postural balance while either euhydrated (USGRESULTS: USG was lower in euhydrated trial (1.011±0.006) compared to the hypohydrated trial of (1.028±0.006; p0.05). Similarly, there were no differences in MD (4.2±2.8 vs. 4.9±3.6) or OSI (3.4±2.1 vs. 3.8±2.8; p>0.05). CONCLUSION: The results indicated that hypohydration had no significant effect on dynamic postural indices in type II diabetes.
Mishler, RA; Adams, JD; Bardis, CN; Johnson, EC; Summers, LS; Murray, WG; and Kavouras, SA FACSM
"EFFECT OF HYPOHYDRATION ON DYNAMIC BALANCE IN TYPE II DIABETICS,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings: Vol. 11
, Article 37.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijesab/vol11/iss2/37
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