Rehabilitation in diabetic patients

Authors: Peter Takáč;  Anna Kubincová
Authors‘ workplace: Klinika fyziatrie, balneológie a liečebnej rehabilitácie, LF UPJŠ a UN LP, Košice
Published in: Forum Diab 2017; 6(3): 149-153
Category: Topic


Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease with a serious impact on the whole body, whose treatment requires comprehensive measures including rehabilitation medicine. Basic factors determining the need for rehabilitation of diabetic patients in particular include disability in relation to the underlying disease, complications and comorbidities related to diabetes, the need to undertake preventive measures, reduction of risk factors, change of lifestyle, improvement of quality of life, integration into society as well as economic benefit. The study presents the current views on indications for and targets of rehabilitation. We highlight the benefits of different kinds of kinesiotherapy in accordance with the present international recommendations. We also include an overview of a wide range of rehabilitation practices which may be beneficial in relation to a specific clinical state of the diabetic patient.

Key words:
disability, exercise therapy, indications of rehabilitation, neurophysiological methods, physical therapy


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