UQ offers people with t2 free exercise opportunity

Researchers from the University of Queensland are looking for men and women with type 2 diabetes to participate in an exercise training study involving 8-24 weeks of exercise intervention, followed by six months of self-directed exercise training.


To be eligible, you must be aged between 25-69 years old with a waist circumference greater than 80cm for women and 94cm for men. You are also required to own a smartphone.

Exercise is known to help people with type 2 diabetes. However, individuals respond to exercise in different ways: some people have large improvements while others have small, or no, improvements. Therefore, exercise prescription should be personalised.


The study is investigating whether a 'stepped care' approach to exercise training will benefit more people with type 2 diabetes.

Free training and information sessions with an exercise specialist will be provided and you will receive free information on your fitness and health. You will also receive a free Fitbit Charge activity monitor valued at $180. Free parking at the St Lucia UQ campus will also be provided.

You will undertake a comprehensive assessment of fitness, body composition and cardiovascular disease risk across three initial visits.

For more information please contact Shelley Keating at or (07) 3346 9999 or Klaus Jungbluth at

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