Whole-body vibration (WBV) is a form of training and physical therapy that uses mechanical vibrations to have a therapeutic effect on the human body. Scientific reports link WBV with the improvement in the functioning of muscles, skeleton, metabolism, physiological parameters, and even cognitive functions or quality of life. However, most publications on the use of […]

The presented report describes a 52-year-old woman suffering from type 2 diabetes mellitus and peripheral neuropathy. The patient complained of sleep disturbances, pain and tingling in the feet, and constant stress related to the fear of falling during everyday walking. Since the treatment used did not help significantly, scientists from the University of Medical Sciences […]

One of the most serious complications of poorly treated diabetes is diabetic foot syndrome. It appears as the presence of an infected ulcer (wound) with features of neuropathy and impaired blood flow, which are not only the most important pathological factors leading to the formation of a foot ulcer, but also responsible for the deterioration […]

In order to increase the level of physical activity, a key strategy in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), whole-body vibration (WBV; a type of vibrotherapy), is increasingly being used. The beneficial effect of WBV on glycemic control and the quality of life with T2DM is described in the number of scientific reports, […]

In type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) the key pathologic factor is the persistence of high blood glucose which causes high blood insulin – the hormone responsible for glucose lowering. This leads to a decrease in insulin sensitivity (insulin resistance). In the prevention and treatment of T2DM, the most important factor is ensuring proper physical activity. […]

Although type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is characterized by impaired carbohydrate metabolism with impaired glucose lowering, patients, especially the elderly, are at a risk of the treatment-induced hypoglycaemia. They often suffer also from falls and depressive symptoms. Research shows that exercise training has an extremely positive effect on functional performance, glycemic control and mental well-being […]

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the leading cause of chronic liver disease worldwide, and insulin resistance is a major contributor to the development of fatty liver disease. Previous studies have shown that treating insulin resistance can be achieved through aerobic or resistive exercise training. However, it is not clear what training protocol could be […]

Whole-body vibration training (WBVT; a type of vibrotherapy) is often used in addition to conventional physical training, to improve skeletal muscle strength in both sports and rehabilitation. Recent studies have also shown that WBVT can be a useful form of exercise for improving cardiovascular function in the elderly and weak. However, the mechanisms underlying the […]

Vibrotherapy used in the prone position for 21 days (2 treatments a day) with RAM Vitberg+ {now updated to Vitberg RS; editorial note} is a promising method to improve glycemic control. Research carried out at the PWSZ (Nowy Sącz, Poland) showed a positive effect of vibration therapy on insulin resistance in people at the risk […]

Medicine is still looking for effective therapeutic methods to prevent involutional changes, i.e. changes related to the loss of function or tissue atrophy. Vibrotherapy can be a promising form of systemic rehabilitation in this context, including oscillatory-cycloidal vibrotherapy (VOC), which Polish scientists from the A. Frycz Modrzewski Krakow Academy and the Medical University of Silesia […]

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