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What do You need to Know About Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes?
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What do You need to Know About Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes?

For people with type 2 diabetes, regular exercise is a highly effective addition to eating a healthy diet and standard medical treatment for improving insulin sensitivity and blood sugar levels. As a bonus, physical activity also helps with weight loss and blood pressure control. Exercise may also help prevent prediabetes from progressing. Benefits Virtually any type of exercise—from walking to vigorous cardio to strength training—can be beneficial for someone with diabetes. Specifically, one form of cardio known as high-intensity interval training (HIIT) can help burn the extra glucose in the body and also decrease resistance to insulin, both of which can help support diabetes control. Exercise has many positive health effects for people with or without diabetes, such as: Im...