Award Date

1-1-1988

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

First Committee Member

Lawrence A. Golding

Number of Pages

182

Abstract

This study compared body composition, cardiovascular capacity, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance, and blood glucose of type II diabetics to overweight, nondiabetics participating in a 12 week endurance training program. Five type II diabetics, ages 52 to 67, were compared to eight overweight nondiabetics, ages 18 to 66. The "Y's Way to Physical Fitness" battery of tests was used throughout (Golding et al., 1982). Blood glucose was measured with a portable meter using a finger prick and sterile, disposable lancet. Using a correlated t-test (p {dollar}<{dollar}.005), the following variables were analyzed to determine if there were significant differences in fitness after training: weight, percent body fat, resting heart rate, flexibility, one-minute recovery heart rate, bench press, situps, VO2 max, and PWC max. A univariate F-test was used in a one-way analysis of variance (p {dollar}<{dollar}.05) to compare mean individual group differences on fitness measures after training. (Abstract shortened with permission of author.).

Keywords

Blood; Diabetics; Effects; Exercise; Fitness; Glucose Individuals; Overweight; Diabetes

Controlled Subject

Physiology

File Format

pdf

File Size

5632 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/rx4g-snw6


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