About SMARTER

Background

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.


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SMARTER Recommendations have been included in the 2018 Clinical Practice Guidelines


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Media

Prescribing Extra Walking For Diabetics

(Montreal Gazette)

Study suggests prescription, pedometer can help patients

(Radio Canada International

A Prescription For Walking

(CTV News Montreal)

Taking steps to heal from illness

(Global News Montreal)

A Prescription With Legs

(Diabetes Queensland)

Les médecins devraient-ils prescrire la marche à leurs patients?

(La Presse Montreal)

Step count prescriptions could improve type 2 diabetes heath

(Diabetes UK)

La marche comme ordonnance

(Le Journal de Montreal)

10,000 steps to health: Canadian study backs doctor-prescribed step-counting

(CTV News)

A Prescription With Legs

(McGill Newsroom)
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.


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