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A pilot randomised controlled trial of resistance exercise bands in the management of sedentary subjects with type 2 diabetes.

Centre for Diabetes & Endocrinology Research, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia.
Diabetes research and clinical practice (Impact Factor: 2.74). 02/2009; 83(3):e68-71. DOI: 10.1016/j.diabres.2008.12.009
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ABSTRACT We conducted a 4-month randomised controlled trial of home-based resistance training using exercise bands, amongst people with type 2 diabetes and co-morbidities limiting aerobic exercise capacity. The intervention did not improve HbA1c, anthropometric variables or functional capacity. We conclude that short-term use of exercise bands does not improve glycaemic control.

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