IMPLEMENTING A RESISTANCE TRAINING PROGRAM FOR CLIENTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES POSES SOME DIFFICULTIES, BUT WITH THE PROPER DESIGN, THESE CLIENTS CAN ATTAIN SIGNIFICANT HEALTH AND FITNESS BENEFITS. RESISTANCE TRAINING PROGRAMS SHOULD BE PROGRESSIVE IN INTENSITY AND INDIVIDUALIZED FOR EACH CLIENT TO IMPROVE GLYCEMIC CONTROL, LEAN BODY MASS, AND STRENGTH.
1Physician Assistant Program, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and
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.
Yuri Feito is an assistant professor at Kennesaw State University in the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Management.