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itness and Special Populations
Exercise Options in Diabetes Mellitus: Information for Health and Fitness Professionals

© Eric P. Durak MSc

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Eric Durak is a clinical exercise physiologist and health educator. He is special populations advisor to the International Sports Sciences Association, and is the director of the Fitness Therapistª course.

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Eric Durak received his Master of Science degree from the University of Michigan in 1986. His research experience is in the application of exercise for special population groups, such as diabetes, high risk pregnancy, cancer, and metabolic disorders. He has published scientific articles in journals such as: The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Diabetes Care, The......more
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