Figure 1: Animal Characteristics. A) Body weight measurements were taken weekly in diabetic and control groups showing a gradual increase in weight in the non-diabetic rats. In contrast, the exercise-trained diabetic rats did not gain weight. There was a significant difference in the final weight of the sedentary diabetic animals (SedDiab) compared to the other 3 groups. p< 0.05 B) Daily blood glucose measurements were averaged based on week and plotted. Both diabetic groups had significantly higher blood glucose levels than the lean nondiabetic controls throughout the length of the study. p< 0.01.