ECU researchers seek participants for type 2 diabetes exercise study

ECU researchers seek participants for type 2 diabetes exercise study

EXERCISE science researchers need adults aged 50 to 80 with type 2 diabetes to take part in a study.

It will explore the effects of eccentric exercise (muscle lengthening contractions) such as walking downhill or downstairs and lowering weight, which has the potential to lower blood sugar levels and improve insulin sensitivity.

The information will help to inform the development of an intervention to promote effective diabetes management therapy.

Participants need to have been diagnosed within the past 10 years and not taken part in strength training in the last three months.

If eligible, they will take part in a a free 12-week resistance training program supervised by an accredited exercise physiologist at the Vario Exercise Clinic at ECU Joondalup.

They will also receive free blood analysis, body composition scans and physical fitness assessments.

For more information, contact Christine Kudiarasu on 0421 821 966 or c.kudiarasu@ecu.edu.au.

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