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Can J Diabetes. 2013 Dec;37(6):420-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2013.07.020.

Resistance exercise in type 1 diabetes.

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Human and Environmental Physiology Research Unit, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Manitoba Institute of Child Health, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.


It is relatively well known that moderate-intensity aerobic exercise increases the risk of hypoglycemia in individuals with type 1 diabetes. Conversely, brief high-intensity (anaerobic) activity can cause post-exercise hyperglycemia. Recent evidence has indicated that including small amounts of anaerobic activity, either in the form of short sprints or as resistance exercise (weight lifting), during aerobic exercise sessions may decrease the drop in blood glucose levels associated with moderate-intensity aerobic exercise. This review discusses the recent developments in the area of exercise and type 1 diabetes, with a particular focus on the effects of resistance exercise. Practical exercise recommendations, as well as suggestions for the future direction of research in this area, are also provided.


blood glucose control; diabetes; diabète; hypoglycemia; hypoglycémie; poids et haltères; régulation de la glycémie; weight lifting

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