What's the Best Exercise For Type 2 Diabetics?

From Cindy Riley 2008-05-14 10:07:28 -0500 50 Comments

VA new randomized control trial found that both aerobic exercise—such as jogging, cycling or walking—and resistance exercise—such as weight lifting—improved glycemic/blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes. However, the best results were received when patients combined the workouts. Each participant in the study, published in the journal, "Annals of Internal Medicine," was evaluated on the changes in A1c value, a number that reflects blood sugar concentrations. A drop of 1 percent in this value is associated with a 15 to 20 percent drop in risk of heart attack or stroke and a 25-40 percent drop for risk of diabetes related eye disease or kidney disease.

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49 replies

Hinboyz3 2009-10-31 17:26:17 -0500 Report

I like to exercise riding my bike 3-4 miles a day, but it's good to know I have to add a little something else to my routine. Thanks for the information.

Meridian - 26751
Meridian - 26751 2009-01-10 08:16:45 -0600 Report

I like the straightforward pitch in this video. All of the exercise guidance I need is right there for the taking. All I need to do is take it.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-01-10 07:07:23 -0600 Report

Although I am a type 1 this is what I am working on now in therapy. I am now using a lot of maching here to get my strenght back. I do use handweights while in my wheel chair and also using the hug rubber bands to get my arms motivated to. I haven't got near where I want to yet, but working towards it…Debe

taz2020 2008-05-24 18:06:42 -0500 Report

I'm sorry. I rated the wrong video. This is really helpful in learning what kind of exersize is recommended. Thanks.

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