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Type 2 Diabetics Better Exercise as They Age

Steve Parker MD

Strength training (aka resistance training) is the way to build muscle mass and strength. Jogging’s more for cardiovascular endurance.

Compared to others, elderly type 2 diabetics are more afflicted with diminished leg muscle mass, leg strength, and functional capacity. Click for details.

The right exercise program can counteract these problems, improve quality of life, and prevent falls.

Steve Parker, M.D.

h/t Bill Lagakos