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