Type 2 diabetes: To lower blood sugar levels aerobic exercises are key


“This type of training has been traditionally recommended for patients with type 2 diabetes.

“A frequency of at least three times per week is recommended, preferably if it can be increased to five days with no more than two consecutive days between periods of activity, because the increase of the sensitivity and the glucose tolerance is maintained for about 12 to 24 hours.

“It should be done with moderate intensity which is 40 to 60 percent of maximum aerobic capacity.

“This corresponds to 55 to 69 percent of maximum heart rate according to age.”

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