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A recent study examined how exercise affected older women living with type 2 diabetes. Researchers conducted a cross-sectional study using overweight women between the ages of 50 and 75 who did and did not have diabetes. They were then asked to complete low- to moderate-intensity exercises.
The results of this study showed that the women with type 2 diabetes needed to exert greater effort to complete these activities. They also showed lower heart rate and higher lactate levels than the group of women without diabetes.
These measures suggest that when compared to the women without diabetes, women living with type 2 diabetes find exercise to be more strenuous.
These findings were published in the BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care on October 2015.