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Type 2 diabetes: High-intensity exercise may restore heart function

Around 90–95% of the 30 million people in the United States who have diabetes have type 2 diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, the body’s cells become resistant to the effects of insulin, the hormone that helps to convert blood sugar into energy.

With insulin unable to activate this energy conversion within cells, a rise in the body’s blood sugar level occurs and creates the conditions for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

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