New Study Reports Nintendo’s Wii Fit Plus Can Help Control Diabetes

Nintendo’s Wii Fit Plus improves the lives of patients with type-2 diabetes and controls their blood sugar levels, according to a new medical report. BMC Endocrine Disorders carried out the trial based on 220 participants for a period of 12 weeks, with half of those asked to use Wii Fit Plus for half an hour a day. The second half who chose to participate in the trial remained under routine care and received a Wii console, balance board and the fitness game 12 weeks later.

For those that received the fitness game from the beginning, the report indicates that they lost weight and simultaneously improved their blood sugar levels. Once the second half of the participants were switched over to Wii Fit Plus, they noticed similar benefits also.

Experts noted that daily physical activity increased significantly, along with mental health and subjective well-being. The study also found that the number of patients suffering from depression notably decreased. However, the report recorded that a third of the patients dropped out of the trial, meaning that it could be difficult to get people to retain the same level of enthusiasm over a sustained period of time.

Dr Richard Elliott, of Diabetes UK, said: “Physical activity and a healthy balanced diet, along with taking doctor-prescribed medications if necessary, can help people with type-2 diabetes to control their condition and minimise their risk of diabetes related complications over time.

“To make physical activity part of your daily routine it’s important to find an approach that works for you and is enjoyable, as this will make it easier to keep active in the long run.

“Computer games that promote a healthy lifestyle might be one way to achieve this, but different forms of physical activity might work better for different people. Further research will be needed to identify the long-term effects of such games compared to other approaches.”


      1. yeah he does, but its all good because i help him out, when he cries about wanting salt. JUST SO YOU NO SODIOM IS HORRIBLE FOR DIABETES!!!!! i just scratch over his food and he thinks its salt but its just my skin. aaahhh extra nutrition and care!!!!!

      2. eat my flakes. also since you like blood, after i flake i bleed quite a bit. you can have some of the blood too.

      3. what are you talking about mt ninenblood. your all about the bad blood. your THE aid virous that lives in africa!!!!! you had sex with dk and created aids and doomed millions of innocent africans lives and even spread it world wide!!!! HOW COULD YOU!!!!!

    1. yeah you do because if your not in shape,you wont be able to get to run away when santa jingle balls. when your sleeping i here he jingles his balls in your face….. nightmares.

      1. Fuck you i’m on vacation and stuffing myself with mince pies. We can lose it all in January.

      2. naahh HELP MII WII BITCH TRAINER!!!!!! im have a eating disorder because im always hungry!!!!! help meeee or should i say hahahah miiiiiii, epic win!!!!!!!

  1. Then you have people like me, who work out consistently, have a physically demanding job, have enough muscle weight that wii fit U calls me obese… And I’ll always will have a external pancreas for my type I DIAB. Helps keep me in shape though

      1. No I’m not, I just use that name because I play with Mario in ssbm and Luigi sometimes, when I feel like beating some ass…

  2. ohhhh noooo?? you mean exercising isnt something that is supposed to be great for diabetes!!!! who would have known?? naahhh though….. wii fit is the best thing for it, if not the only thing, not just doing other exercises will help or is known for diabetes.. this is a break threw. let me guess…. playing kirby is now going to be bad for diabetes because the whole fucking game is made out of sugar!!!!! the break threw here is just amazing. all hail nintyendo!!!!! allll hail nintendo!!!!!!

      1. hey he might eat a chicken wing if you insult him!!!! he already is a fat piece of shit!!!!! dont make him eat your arm too!!!! he has diabetes dont insult him!!!!

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