UQ looking for people with type 2 to improve their health with exercise

Researchers from the University of Queensland are looking for men and women with type 2 diabetes, aged 25-69 years old with a waist circumference measuring more than 80 cm for women and more than 94 cm for men to participate in an exercise training study.

The study will involve 8 to 24 weeks of exercise intervention, followed by six months of self-directed exercise training.

You’ll also need 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.

This 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 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 Klaus Jungbluth at k.jungbluthrodriguez@uq.net.au or Shelley Keating at s.keating@uq.edu.au or (07) 3346 9999.

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