Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease that affects approximately 13% of Portuguese population
and is associated with a high cardiovascular mortality by coronary artery disease and
cerebrovascular disease and with a serious decline on well-being. Lifestyle changes are
widely recommended to the control of type 2 diabetes and its complications. This study aims
to analyse the effects of different community-based lifestyle programs (exercise or exercise
plus dietary intervention) on health and well-being in patients with type 2 diabetes.