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
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..View full abstract
This work was supported in part by a Clinical Centre of Research Excellence Award from the National Health and Medical Research Council, Canberra, Australia.