Healthy Living
February 12, 2018 By Barb Gormley
Effective exercise strategies for people with type 2 diabetes

There is no doubt that everyone could benefit from including physical activity in their daily routine. But if you have type 2 diabetes, leading an active lifestyle plays an even more critical role in your health.

“Exercise is as powerful a therapy as anything we can offer to people with type 2 diabetes—it’s as powerful in lowering blood glucose [sugar] as all of the drugs available,” says Dr. Paul Oh, medical director of the Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Program at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute’s Rumsey Centre, where about 40 per cent of patients are living with type 2 diabetes.

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