Exercise and Noninsulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (NIDDM)

  • Judith G. Regensteiner
  • Suzanne L. Brandenburg
  • Jane E. B. Reusch
Part of the Contemporary Biomedicine book series (CB, volume 15)


Exercise has long been recognized as a cornerstone in the management of patients with noninsulin dependent diabetes (NIDDM). Over 70 years ago, Allen and others reported that acute bouts of exercise lowered the blood glucose concentration of persons with diabetes and improved glucose tolerance temporarily (1). Since that time, numerous studies have confirmed beneficial effects of exercise for the person with NIDDM. The potential benefits of exercise or even an increased level of habitual physical activity for persons with NIDDM are multiple, ranging from the prevention of diabetes to the treatment and management of diabetes. In addition, these benefits occur both in terms of both metabolic and cardiovascular parameters.


Insulin Sensitivity Exercise Training Exercise Performance Fibrinogen Level Lactate Threshold 


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  • Suzanne L. Brandenburg
  • Jane E. B. Reusch

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