Rehabilitation for Diabetics – Using HUR Strength Training Equipment
Ursula Pajula, Sini ValtanenKing
Satakunta University of Applied Sciences
Research Description: The purpose of this thesis was to investigate how 12 weeks of progressive resistance training three times per week with HUR pneumatic machines affect on glycemic control, blood pressure, body mass index, waist circumference and muscle mass in tablet-treated non-insulin dependent (NIDDM), type 2 diabetic patients.
Results: The most changes occurred in subjects’ muscle mass. Men improved their results in repetition maximum tests with 12-25 percent. Women improved their results with 6-24 percent in four of the five repetition maximum tests. On average, the subjects felt the resistance training had affected positively on their health status and physical fitness.