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dc.contributor.advisorBurns, Steve
dc.contributor.advisorPutnam, Janice
dc.contributor.advisorStockton, Susan
dc.contributor.authorSchwartz, Anna L.
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 45-48)
dc.description1 PDF (ix, 56 pages)
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Physical activity improves insulin sensitivity but the extent to which postprandial glucose is improved is not fully understood. Purpose: To examine the effects of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise in sedentary prediabetic or type II diabetic individuals compared to sedentary healthy individuals on postprandial glucose excursions. Methods: An exercise intervention group (EIG) and a control group (CG) completed pre- and posttests consisting of a 3-day analysis of postprandial glucose using a continuous glucose monitor. Subjects of the EIG (n = 6) were sedentary, diagnosed with either prediabetes or type II diabetes, and completed 8 weeks of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise for 30-45 min on 3-5 days/week. Subjects of the CG (n = 7) were sedentary healthy individuals which completed 8 weeks of nonintervention. Results: An independent samples t-test indicated no significant differences between groups from pre- to posttest in peak postprandial glucose excursions. Conclusion: Results of this study indicate moderate-intensity aerobic exercise performed for 30-45 min on 3-5 days/week is not effective in eliciting an overall change in postprandial glucose in sedentary prediabetic or type II diabetic individuals compared to sedentary healthy individuals.en_US
dc.subjectThesis -- Non-insulin dependent diabetes -- Case studies.
dc.subject.lcshNon-insulin dependent diabetes -- Case studies.
dc.subject.lcshAerobic exercises -- Case studies.
dc.subject.lcshSedentary people -- Case studies.
dc.titleModerate Intensity Exercise and Postprandial Glucose Excursions in Diabetic Individualsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US Science of Central Missouri

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