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Description: Despite the importance of physical activity for type 2 diabetes, it is largely unknown to what extent physical activity patterns vary among individuals with prediabetes and diabetes. Recent developments of technological wearable devices provide new possibilities to describe detailed patterns of physical activity, physical postures, sleep characteristics, and other physiological factors over long time periods. The second-by-second continuous assessment offer many opportunities to advance research also among individuals with diabetes and other chronic conditions. No previous large-scale studies have provided a detailed description of objectively assessed habitual physical activity patterns among individuals with prediabetes and diabetes. Availability of such information would be an important resource for planning future treatment courses taking individual characteristics, needs, and preferences into account when designing a physical activity intervention. Therefore, the overall aim of this study is to describe physical activity behaviors and patterns among individuals with prediabetes and diabetes and compare these patterns with individuals with no known diabetes.


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