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Type 1 Diabetic Kids Who Spend More Time in Front of TV Have Poor Blood Sugar Control

by Kathy Jones on  October 7, 2011 at 7:59 PM Diabetes News   - G J E 4
A new study by German researchers suggests that Type 1 diabetic children who spend more time in front of television or computer have poorer blood sugar control compared to those who spend less time.
 Type 1 Diabetic Kids Who Spend More Time in Front of TV Have Poor Blood Sugar Control
Type 1 Diabetic Kids Who Spend More Time in Front of TV Have Poor Blood Sugar Control
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Around 296 children and young adults took part in the study that has been published in the journal Diabetes Care.

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The study looked into the TV habits of the participants and found that those who spent more than four hours a day in front of television or computer had higher hemoglobin A1C levels compared to those who did not.

The researchers clarified that while watching TV or sitting in front of a computer had no direct effect on the blood sugar levels, people who lead a sedentary life were more prone to eating snacks and had less time for physical activities.



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