Journal article

The Effect of High-Intensity Power Training on Habitual, Intervention and Total Physical Activity Levels in Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: Secondary Outcomes of the GREAT2DO Randomized Controlled Trial

Marjan Mosalman Haghighi, Yorgi Mavros, Shelley Kay, Kylie A Simpson, Michael K Baker, Yi Wang, Ren Ru Zhao, Jacinda Meiklejohn, Mike Climstein, Anthony J O'Sullivan, Nathan De Vos, Bernhard T Baune, Steven N Blair, David Simar, Nalin Singh, Jeffrey Schlicht, Maria A Fiatarone Singh

GERIATRICS | MDPI | Published : 2021


BACKGROUND: We examined the effect of power training on habitual, intervention and total physical activity (PA) levels in older adults with type 2 diabetes and their relationship to metabolic control. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 103 adults with type 2 diabetes were randomized to receive supervised power training or sham exercise three times/week for 12 months. Habitual, intervention, and total PA, as well as insulin resistance (HOMA2-IR) and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c), were measured. RESULTS: Participants were aged 67.9 ± 5.5 yrs, with well-controlled diabetes (HbA1c = 7.1%) and higher than average habitual PA levels compared to healthy peers. Habitual PA did not change significantly over 12..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Funding Acknowledgements

The GREAT2DO study was supported by project grant 512381 from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), and grants from The Australian Diabetes Society and Diabetes Australia. M.M.H. was supported by the Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship.