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August 10, 2011

Exercise Interventions and Glycemic Control in Patients With Diabetes

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Birmingham/Atlanta VA Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Atlanta, Georgia (Drs Dubowitz and Johnson) (ndubow2@emory.edu); and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta (Dr Goodman).

JAMA. 2011;306(6):607-610. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.1104

To the Editor: The meta-analysis by Mr Umpierre and colleagues1 provided further evidence of the beneficial effects of structured exercise and physical activity advice for glycemic control in those with type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, considering the meta-analysis and the accompanying Editorial by Dr Pahor2 together raises 2 important issues for the interpretation and use of the results.