No news here given that the fuel of interval training is glucose and continuous walking uses fat.
But the idea of the research was flawed.
Interval-walking training improved glycemic control for individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) compared with continuous walking with equivalent energy expenditure in a small randomized trial.If the idea was to "find a realistic training intervention," then there is little to no hope.
Researchers reported the results here at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) 48th Annual Meeting.
The improvements in glycemic control were dependent on improvements in insulin sensitivity without compensatory deteriorations in beta cell function, said lead author Kristian Karstoft, MD, from the Centre of Inflammation and Metabolism in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet, in Denmark.
"The whole idea was to find a realistic training intervention for type 2 diabetic patients," Dr. Karstoft said. Exercise has been recommended for patients with diabetes for a long time, "but how to get them to do exercise is less agreed upon," he said.
These folks would not have become Type 2 diabetes if they had enough self-esteem to handle training.
For them, a training intervention is unlikely to be realistic.