UQ looking for people with type 2 to improve their health with exercise
Friday, 30 October 2020
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.