Researcher’s Perspective—Exercise Effects on Resolving the Underlying Mechanism That Drive Cardiovascular Complications Associated with Diabetes
12:05 p.m. Friday
S-10 (South, Exhibition Level)
Regular physical exercise is recommended to treat type 2 diabetes but the majority of people who have type 2 diabetes are sedentary. To get people with type 2 to exercise is, therefore, often difficult. However, the evidence is so strong that exercise can help prevent cardiovascular complications of type 2 diabetes that it is worth the effort. One way to get people to consider exercising is to present the research findings that support it. I am presenting the data about how metabolism, cardiac function, and skeletal muscle function may help to prevent the cardiovascular disease and complications that so often cause serious problems for people with type 2 diabetes and hope that learning about this will help people to become more active.