Abstract

Exercise therapy is considered an important cornerstone in the prevention and treatment of Type 2 diabetes. For practical, economical as well as medical reasons, its clinical application is still underutilised.

This doctoral thesis describes a variety of studies that investigate the feasibility and efficacy of both short-, medium- and long-term exercise interventions in different subpopulations of Type 2 diabetes patients. Novel research methodologies are introduced to provide more insight into the clinical benefits of exercise intervention in the diabetes state.

Defence date: 14/12/07

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Praet, S. F. E.
Praet, S. F. E.
Sports physician
Ochre Health Medical Centre