Numerous studies have demonstrated that gains in lean weight resulting from weight (resistance) training are associated with greater glucose tolerance in adults with type 2 diabetes, older adults with type 2 diabetes, men with type 2 diabetes, and women with type 2 diabetes
Studies indicate muscle mass loss/reduction of 3% to 8% each decade after age 30, and 5% to 10% each decade after age 50, averaging approx. one pound of muscle tissue each year following the 5th decade of life.
The primary outcome of weight training is muscle gain, which seems to have a positive affect on factors related to diabetes risk. A secondary result of weight training is fat loss which is also regarded as being advantageous in relationship to diabetes risk.