I had been diagnosed diabetic recently and hence decided to go to gym for the first time.
The gentleman there gave me a test that I suppose is checking my fitness or metabolism and it was basically done by putting me no the cycling machine, keep raising the resistance while taking the readings of my heart rate at the end of each 5 min on the specific resistance level, then move to the higher resistance. I guess this test indicated to him that I haven't been exercising and I am not in a good shape and he chose some introductory plan for me to start with.
My question is what is this test called and what is it exactly testing?
Can I do it to myself?
Is getting better scores on this test means my body is burning sugars better which means better position with my diabetes?
[EDIT] Just wanted to add that the final equation was using my weight, age, and the heart rate against each resistance level to get a final number.