Effect of Sensory Re-Education with Aerobic Training on Sensation and Balance among Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Patients: A Pilot Study

Authors

  • Divya T
  • Prathap Suganthirababu
  • Vignesh Srinivasan
  • Priyadharshini Kumar
  • Dhanusia S
  • Kumaresan A
  • Surya Vishnuram

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mat8kh17

Keywords:

Diabetes, Sensory loss, Sensory re-education, Aerobic training, Balance.

Abstract

Background: People with diabetes have 10 to 30 times higher risk of lower limb amputation than people without the
disease. 85% of non-traumatic amputations in diabetic patients begin with a foot ulcer. Therefore, early intervention
is necessary to control the symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy and improve balance. Resistance and
aerobic training reduce diabetic symptoms by lowering HbA1C levels. In order to restore functional sensibility,
improve adaptive functioning, and improve balance, sensory re-education and aerobics are combined. Therefore,
the aim of this study is to find out the effect of Sensory re-education and aerobics on sensation and balance among
diabetic peripheral neuropathy patients.
Purpose: The Purpose of the study is to determine the effects of sensory re-education with aerobic training on
sensory perception and balance in Diabetic peripheral neuropathy patients.
Material and Method: This study included diabetic individuals of both genders between the ages of 45-60, low
PAR-Q risk scores and Toronto clinical neuropathy scores (TCNS) between 6 and 11. A total of 20 participants
were randomly selected and received sensory re-education with aerobics for six weeks.
Results: Individuals with diabetic peripheral neuropathy experienced statistically significant improvement in
TCNS from 9.3±1.25 to 4.5± 1.3, in BBS 48.5 ± 2.70 to 41.7±1.41, in TUG 8.12±1.28 to 6.95 ±1.30, with a P value of <
0.01.
Conclusion: Sensory re-education with aerobic training for 6 weeks of duration reported improvement in sensory
perception and balance among people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy patients.

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Author Biographies

  • Divya T

    Post graduate,  Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical & Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Prathap Suganthirababu

    Professor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical & Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Vignesh Srinivasan

    Assistant Professor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical & Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Priyadharshini Kumar

    Tutor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical & Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Dhanusia S

    Tutor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical & Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Kumaresan A

    Professor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical & Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Surya Vishnuram

    Tutor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical & Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Published

2024-01-21

How to Cite

Effect of Sensory Re-Education with Aerobic Training on Sensation and Balance among Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Patients: A Pilot Study. (2024). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 18(5), 102-107. https://doi.org/10.37506/mat8kh17