Type 2 diabetes and recreational endurance athletes

Derek G. Shendell, Lauren Lorentzson, Neesha Ramchandani

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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to conduct an online, securesurvey at the 2008 ING Georgia Marathon and Half-Marathon. This isbecause, to date, limited research exists on recreational aerobic endurancesport athletes regarding type 1 and type 2 diabetes.Methods: An online, secure survey in winter 2008 using PsychDatawas conducted. Previously validated questions from national surveyswere used.Results: Most participants (n=1,119, or 96.6% of total respondents,with complete data) were female and Caucasian. While five participantsreported physician-diagnosed type 1 diabetes, and none reportedphysician-diagnosed type 2 diabetes, 13% reported having risk factors fortype 2 diabetes.Conclusions: Improved awareness of and interventions to preventfuture diagnosis and complications of type 2 diabetes among adultsparticipating in recreational endurance physical activities are warranted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEndurance
Subtitle of host publicationAttitudes/Behaviors, Performance in Athletes and Potential Health Effects
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781629489636
ISBN (Print)9781629489629
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


  • Adult health
  • Diabetes
  • Physical activity


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