Journal article

Determinants of changes in blood glucose response to short-term exercise training in patients with Type 2 diabetes

Matthew D Hordern, Louise M Cooney, Elaine M Beller, Johannes B Prins, Thomas H Marwick, Jeff S Coombes

CLINICAL SCIENCE | PORTLAND PRESS LTD | Published : 2008

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of a 4-week exercise training intervention on blood glucose, insulin sensitivity, BMI (body mass index) and cardiorespiratory fitness in patients with Type 2 diabetes, and to identify and establish criteria for patients who are more likely to improve their blood glucose from short-term exercise training. A randomized, controlled trial of exercise training, comprising two supervised and one non-supervised sessions of individualized cardiorespiratory and resistance exercise per week, was performed in 132 healthy patients with Type 2 diabetes (exercise training group, n=68), with the aim of accumulating a minimum of 150 min of moderate-i..

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