An exercise approach to managing Type 2 Diabetes

This research will examine the effects of an adaptive exercise approach to improving health for people with Type 2 Diabetes.

This study will specifically examine the effect of adapting an exercise program on blood glucose management, abdominal fat and cardiorespiratory health.

For this trial, you will be randomized into one of two groups.

The first group will be required to complete a minimum of 150 minutes of exercise, which includes a home exercise program.

The second group will receive exercise and nutritional advice.

At regular time-points, you will be required to attend health assessments to assess your response to the intervention at the Charles Perkins Centre (Camperdown).

Your exercise program may be adjusted throughout trial depending on your assessment results. The duration of your trial participation will vary (8 months minimum, 12 months maximum).

This study is being conducted at the University of Sydney, Charles Perkins Centre, in conjunction with the University of Queensland.


You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:

  • Are between 25-69 years of age.
  • Have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.
  • Have a waist circumference >80cm (women) or >94cm (men).
  • Are willing to complete regular supervised and/or unsupervised exercise sessions.
  • Are willing to participate in assessments of physical health and lifestyle behaviours.
  • Are willing to wear a wrist-based activity tracker for the duration of the study.

How to participate

If you are interested in assisting with this important and exciting area of research, please contact the study facilitator:

Alex Armstrong:
Nathan Johnson: