Digital tools can motivate diabetics to exercise and eat well

Castanet News reported on the pilot study showing that people with pre-diabetes or Type 2 diabetes who wore a continuous blood glucose monitor (CGM) were more likely to continue exercising as compared to those who did not wear one.

“We found those receiving self-regulatory skills training and provided with the CGMs were more confident in their ability to stick with exercise, were self-monitoring more, and had built exercise goals into their lifestyle,” said Mary Jung, a researcher in UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Health and Social Development. “It was encouraging to connect with them one month later to see so many had signed up for more exercise classes and were still sticking with exercise.”