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Type 2 Diabetes and Exercise

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  • TAG : Ask your doctor about what type of exercise is appropriate for you
  • The risk of a cardiovascular event occurring in a person with Type 2 Diabetes during exercise is small, with the benefits of exercise far outweighing any risks. ?However, the presence of artery disease does increase the risk of a cardiac event occurring. ?Therefore, it is recommended that people with Type 2 Diabetes get a referral from their GP and undergo an appropriate stress test before commencing exercise, to determine if there are any artery issues.

    Type2 diabetic doing exercise of any form and amount will get amazing improvement in their blood-glucose level, physical and mental well being. Additionally, lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

  • Diabetes is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke, which can lead to death and other complications. I believe that Marilyn’s and Teresa’s comment are linked in that physical therapists can get involved in preventing heart disease, stroke, and early death by assisting patients who have type 2 diabetes with exercise.

Physical Fitness and Type 2 Diabetes – APTA