Study seeks participants with Type 1 diabetes

Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta member Dr. Ron Sigal, Associate Professor at the UCalgary Faculty of Medicine, is leading a clinical research trial investigating whether weight training, when partnered with aerobic exercise, will help control the blood sugar of people with Type 1 diabetes.

“A 15 per cent drop in average blood sugar levels reduces the risk of blindness, kidney failure or amputations by 25 – 40 per cent,” says Dr. Sigal, an Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medicine Research Senior Health Scholar, and the Julia McFarlane Diabetes Research Centre at the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine. “Our hope for this study of people with Type 1 diabetes is that we will see similar results to our previous study of people with Type 2 diabetes.”

For more information about the Resistance Exercise in Already‐active Diabetic Individuals (READI) trial including who can participate and how, have a read of the full AHFMR press release.

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2 thoughts on “Study seeks participants with Type 1 diabetes

  1. Pingback: Study seeks participants with Type 1 diabetes « Libin … « Diabetes Information

  2. Thanks for having the trials to help people with diabetes! This disease has become a world wide pandemic and we need to get on with the reasearch and get some results that matter! Thanks for your help and hard work. Yor site is very informative!

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