Can physician-delivered step count prescriptions and monitoring enhance physical activity and cardiometabolic profiles in patients with type 2 diabetes and hypertension? This was the essence of our study. And the results were encouraging.
SMARTER Recommendations have been included in the 2018 Clinical Practice Guidelines
A Prescription With Legs
A study from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) shows that physician-delivered step count prescriptions, combined with the use of a pedometer, can lead to a 20 per cent increase in daily steps, as well as measurable health benefits, such as lower blood sugar and lower insulin resistance, for patients with hypertension and/or type 2 diabetes.