Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form, which is where the body doesn’t produce enough of the hormone that controls sugar levels, called insulin. People with Type 2 diabetes are at significantly higher risk of heart disease. A primary focus for managing diabetes is exercise, as it has been shown to improve the body’s ability to control sugar levels by making the body more sensitive to the insulin produced.
New research published in Experimental Physiology has suggested a 6-week CrossFit™ exercise programme can lead to improved control of blood sugar levels and decreased risk of heart disease in people with Type 2 diabetes.