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Which Type of Exercise Is Best to Manage My Diabetes?

A mix of cardio and strength training can help you manage your diabetes. In this video, Ronald Tamler, MD, clinical director of the Mount Sinai Diabetes Center, discusses the benefits of exercise on diabetes.

Medically reviewed in June 2018.

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