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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria for participation in the study

From: Resistance exercise training lowers HbA1c more than aerobic training in adults with type 2 diabetes

Eligibility Criteria Exclusion Criteria
Cleared by a general practitioner to attend the program Current insulin therapy
Type 2 diabetes for more than 6 months Participation in exercise 2 or more times weekly for 20 minutes or longer per session or in any resistance training during the previous 6 months
A baseline HbA1c value of 7 to 10.5 Changes during the previous 2 months in: oral hypoglycemic medication antihypertensive medication lipid-lowering medication body weight (≥ 5%)
Able to regularly attend the training programs for 3 sessions per week for over 10 weeks Blood pressure greater than 160/95 mm Hg
  Restrictions in physical activity because of disease; or presence of other medical conditions that made participation inadvisable