(First paragraph) Flexibility is often downplayed as unimportant to fitness. However, flexibility training is imperative to maintain full range of motion (ROM) of joints, particularly in individuals with type 2 diabetes, who may experience limited joint mobility due to glycation of joint structures (1). Maladies such as “frozen shoulder” are common complaints in type 2 diabetes (2).
Original Publication Citation
Herriott, M. T., Colberg, S. R., Parson, H. K., Nunnold, T., & Vinik, A. I. (2004). Effects of 8 weeks of flexibility and resistance training in older adults with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care, 27(12), 2988-2989. doi:10.2337/diacare.27.12.2988
Herriot, Matthew T.; Colberg, Sheri R.; Parson, Henri K.; Nunnold, Tanja; and Vinik, Aaron I., "Effects of 8 Weeks of Flexibility and Resistance Training in Older Adults With Type 2 Diabetes" (2004). Human Movement Sciences Faculty Publications. 66.