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Did you know the American Diabetes Association recommends strength training for people with type 2 diabetes? Why, because muscles developed through strength training are very effective at clearing excess sugar from your bloodstream.

When you “pump iron” glucose is used to fuel the muscle cell and in turn your glucose level drops. Additionally exercise lowers your insulin resistance so your body will use glucose more effectively. Lean body mass “muscle” helps regulate blood sugar levels even when you’re not exercising. Strength training will also help circumvent long-term complications associated with diabetes.

So pump some iron to muscle the power away from diabetes and pump down your blood sugar.

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