The current physical activity guidelines recommend a time commitment of between 150-300 minutes per week.
These recommendations are based on evidence that aerobic exercise improves fitness in general, and in Type 2 Diabetes, leads to better blood glucose control, which can be very beneficial.
However, the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach is not appropriate for these recommendations due to the variability in weight loss and glucose benefit in response to exercise in adults with Type 2 Diabetes.
What the trial involves
The first step involves, one group initially being asked to perform 150 minutes per week of aerobic exercise for 8 weeks, based on participants preferences (either jogging, cycling, walking or swimming).
Depending on health responses (specifically, change in body weight and change in glucose control), the participant may be asked to undertake step two.
Step two is 8 more weeks of exercise at a higher level, and again, depending on step two, the participant may be asked to progress onto step three.
Where: these assessments will be conducted at the School of Human Movements and Nutritional Sciences at UQ’s St Lucia campus.
Participants will receive the following free benefits:
- Personalised training program
- Expert advice from Allied Health Professionals
- Body composition assessment
- FITBIT Charge 3 smartwatch (valued at $189)
- Fitness test
- Heart health
- Blood vessel assessment
- Parking at The University of Queensland for the days of the assessments.
Males or female aged 25-69, confirmed type 2 diabetes (HbA1c ≥ 6.5%), waist circumference ≥ 80cm for women and ≥ 94cm for men, own a smartphone and to be willing to wear a Fitbit activity monitor for the duration of the study.
Klaus Jungbluth at firstname.lastname@example.org
Shelley Keating at email@example.com