Glycemic response varies between resistance and aerobic exercise in inactive males with long-term type 2 diabetes Academic Article uri icon


  • The glycemic response to aerobic exercise is well understood; however, the response to resistance exercise is not. Eight inactive males (61.0 ± 7.2 years) with insulin-treated type 2 diabetes randomly completed single sessions of whole-body resistance exercise or cycling, 7 days apart. There were different 24-h glucose responses (p < 0.001) between the resistance exercise and the aerobic exercise, with short-term (24-h) impairment of glycemic control following the resistance exercise (p = 0.004). Cycling did not reduce glucose concentrations (p > 0.05), which contrasts with previous findings.

publication date

  • August 2013