COVID-19 is a pandemic that makes most people stay at home. Sedentary behavior caused by physical inactivity and anxious disorder significantly impact health condition, especially in type 2 diabetes mellitus population. This study aimed to obtain a correlation between physical inactivity and anxiety in health problems in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients, especially their effect on cardiometabolic risk. We obtained 76 samples from the outpatient endocrinology clinic’s medical record. Physical activity and anxiety were measured using a questionnaire. Anthropometry, blood pressure, and many laboratories marker for cardiometabolic risk would be our object to analyze. There were increases in the cardiometabolic risk markers, including triglyceride, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, total cholesterol, blood pressure during pandemic associated with decreased physical activity and anxiety. Moreover, increased triglyceride was correlated significantly with decreased physical activity (p=0.006), and HbA1c was correlated significantly with the increase of anxiousness (p<0.05), respectively. COVID-19 pandemic impacts worsening cardiometabolic risk in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients due to limitations on physical activity and anxiety levels, significantly related to increases in triglyceride and HbA1C values.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||New Armenian Medical Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
- COVID-19 pandemic
- Cardiometabolic risk
- Physical activity
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus