TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS (T2DM) IS AN EVOLVING CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITION. THOSE WITH THE DISEASE ARE PREDISPOSED TO OTHER HEALTH ISSUES, WHICH MAKES DISEASE MANAGEMENT DIFFICULT. HOWEVER, RESISTANCE TRAINING HAS PROVEN EFFECTIVE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF T2DM, SPECIFICALLY BY IMPROVING GLYCEMIC CONTROL IN THESE INDIVIDUALS.
1Physician Assistant Program, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2Department of Exercise Science and Sport Management, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia
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Derek Grabert is an educational content coordinator at the National Strength and Conditioning Association World Headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO.
Yuri Feito is an assistant professor at Kennesaw State University in the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Management.