Borer Lectureship: John P. Kirwan

Borer Lectureship: John P. Kirwan
Friday, October 13, 2017
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Chemistry Building, Room 1400
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The Katarina T. Borer Lectureship in Exercise Endocrinology & Metabolism presents

“Exercise as a Regulator of Endocrine Dysfunction - Type 2 Diabetes”
by John P. Kirwan, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Medicine and Director, Metabolic Translational Research Center
Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Friday, October 13, at 3:00pm  -  Reception to follow
Chemistry Building, Room 1400 (930 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109)

Exercise is typically one of the first management strategies advised for patients newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Together with diet and behavior modification, exercise is an essential component of all diabetes and obesity prevention and lifestyle intervention programs. Exercise training, whether aerobic or resistance training or a combination, facilitates improved glucose regulation. High-intensity interval training is also effective and has the added benefit of being very time-efficient. While the efficacy, scalability, and affordability of exercise for the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes are well established, the underlying mechanisms that drive the pathophysiology of this disease remain elusive. This lecture will provide perspective on the “what,” “why,” and “how” of exercise for the treatment and management of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.