The effect of exercise training at different intensities on blood glucose regulation and cardiorespiratory fitness in patients with Type 2 Diabetes: a randomized controlled trial


  • Soran University

Palabras clave:

Blood glucose, Training intensity, Cardiorespiratory fitness, Type 2 diabetes


Diabetes mellitus is a major global health concern affecting nearly 382 million people worldwide. Physical activity has long been regarded as the "gold standard" in treating type 2 diabetes. Nonetheless, the diabetes population has a low prevalence of physical activity. Aim:  the present study aims to investigate the effects of low and high-intensity interval training on blood glucose levels and cardiorespiratory fitness in patients with type 2 diabetes. Methodology: a prospective randomized controlled trial with two intervention groups was applied. Participants (n=100; age, height, weight) with type 2 diabetes were recruited and randomly divided into two intervention groups: high-intensity interval training (HIIT) or low-intensity interval training (LIIT). HIIT and LIIT pre and post-test assessments. The study was a follow-up clinic at a regional medical Centre in Soran City\ Erbil, Iraq. They were aged between 50 and 55 years and had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Results: HIIT and LIIT seems to have a more significant impact on blood sugar and the cardiorespiratory system. Conclusion: HIIT and LIIT benefit heart rate and FEV1 for type 2 diabetic patients.

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, Soran University

Ph.D, lecturer and researcher at Department of Physical Education, Soran University, Soran, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.


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