Exercise training improves glycemic control in long-standing insulin-treated type 2 diabetic patients

H.M.M.L. Feyter, de, S.F.E. Praet, N.M.A. Broek, van den, H. Kuipers, C.D. Stehouwer, K. Nicolay, J.J. Prompers, L.J.C. Loon, van

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    Regular exercise represents an effective strategy to prevent and/or treat type 2 diabetes ( 1 , 2 ). However, the clinical benefits of exercise intervention in a vastly expanding group of long-standing insulin-treated type 2 diabetic patients with comorbidities are less evident. As these patients generally experience muscle weakness ( 3 – 6 ), cardiovascular comorbidities ( 7 – 10 ), and/or exercise intolerance ( 3 , 11 – 13 ), it has proven difficult or even impossible for them to adhere to an intense endurance exercise training regimen ( 14 , 15 ). In the present study, we investigated the feasibility and benefits of a low-impact exercise intervention program, combining both endurance and resistance-type exercise, in long-standing insulin-treated type 2 diabetic patients with a high cardiovascular risk profile. We assessed the impact of 5 months of exercise training on glycemic control, body composition, workload capacity, and whole-body as well as skeletal muscle oxidative capacity.
    Originele taal-2Engels
    Pagina's (van-tot)2511-2513
    TijdschriftDiabetes Care
    Volume30
    Nummer van het tijdschrift10
    DOI's
    StatusGepubliceerd - 2007

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