By Kathleen Blanchard RN for eMaxHealth.com
Type 2 diabetes is a known risk factor for heart failure, especially for those who have difficulty controlling their blood sugar. A new study sheds light on how aerobic exercise like walking, jogging and swimming can counteract the effect of too much glucose to help keep the heart healthy.
Fatty acids released during exercise improve heart function
The study, published in the journal Diabetes, looked at the effect of exercise in a mouse model of type 2 diabetes and energy exchange inside the heart cells; comparing what happens during exercise to normal hearts.