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

ArticleinDiabetes research and clinical practice 83(3):e68-71 · February 2009with2 Reads
Impact Factor: 2.54 · DOI: 10.1016/j.diabres.2008.12.009 · Source: PubMed


    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.