Are you interested in participating in a diabetes exercise intervention? If yes, please contact study staff at 650.721.6403 or 650.736.2743

International Diabetes Federation. IDF Diabetes Atlas, 6th edn. Brussels, Belgium: International Diabetes Federation, 2013.

Information about ongoing clinical trials

Dr. Latha Palaniappan is the Principal Investigator for two large NIH-finded clinical trials which are currently recruiting for study participants: Strength Training Regimen for Normal Weight Diabetics (STRONG-D) Study and Initiate and Maintain Physical Activity in Clinic (IMPACT) Study.

Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetes is a problem with your body that causes blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise higher than normal. This is also called hyperglycemia. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. If you have type 2 diabetes your body does not use insulin properly. This is called insulin resistance. At first, your pancreas makes extra insulin to make up for it. But, over time it isn't able to keep up and can't make enough insulin to keep your blood glucose at normal levels. See more at: http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/type-2/#sthash.yOKJQSKM.dpuf (American Diabetes Association)
Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, and was previously known as juvenile diabetes. Only 5% of people with diabetes have this form of the disease. In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin. The body breaks down the sugars and starches you eat into a simple sugar called glucose, which it uses for energy. Insulin is a hormone that the body needs to get glucose from the bloodstream into the cells of the body. With the help of insulin therapy and other treatments, even young children can learn to manage their condition and live long, healthy lives. See more at: http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/type-1/#sthash.VSxIsAPh.dpuf (American Diabetes Association)