Exercise Study for Seniors 60+
Protocol: STUDY00004297
Full Title
Muscular and Cerebral Oxygenation Changes after Moderate-Intensity Exercise in Sedentary Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes
This study enrolls older adults ages 60+. We are looking for adults who are not active who have Type 2 Diabetes and also physically active older adults. The purpose of the study is to learn if a 2-month home-based exercise program will help improve oxygen levels and fitness.

There will be two groups involved in this study:
1. People who are not physically active right now and have Type 2 Diabetes: If in this group, you will do a 2-month home exercise program. The exercises include leg strengthening, chair exercises, heel-raises, and fast walking. You will keep a daily log of the exercises. You will come into our office twice- once before doing the exercise program and once after. At the office appointment you will complete surveys and have measurements taken, which will take 2.5 hours.

2. People who are physically active (may or may not have type 2 diabetes): You will come in for a 1-time appointment at our office, where you will complete surveys and have measurements taken. You will not complete an exercise program; your one 2.5 hour appointment will be all you need to do for the study.

Study appointments take place at UB's South Campus.

Technical Description

The aim of the study is to determine the physiological evidence of how muscular and cerebral oxygenation changes link to fatigue, physical, and cognitive performance after moderate-intensity exercise in sedentary older adults with type 2 diabetes.
Compensation: Yes
Compensation may include cash, checks, gift cards, debit cards, or incentives like gift baskets, technology items, or merchandise.
Adults ages 60+.
Able to walk and follow simple exercise instruction.

Two groups will be enrolled:
1. People with Type 2 Diabetes with a low level of physical activity right now.
2. Physically active people (do cycling, strength training or walking faster than usual for 60+ minutes per week) with or without type 2 diabetes.
Age Group: Adults
Principal Investigator: Fei Zhao
Want to Learn More?
Let us know how the study team can reach you. If you do not hear back within 2 business days, reach out to the study team directly at the contact information above or email ctsiresearch@buffalo.edu and someone will assist you.