• Ronald A. Codario
Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)


Sedentary life style and obesity represent independent risk factors for the pathogenesis of impaired glucose tolerance and ultimately the diabetic paradigm [1]. As seen in Table 1, regular aerobic exercise has been shown to delay or even present the subsequent development of type-2 diabetes by directly improving insulin sensitivity, with favorable effects on metabolic control and cardiovascular risk factors, glycemic control, lipids and hypertension. Patients with type-2 diabetes should exercise 2.5 h weekly according to the American Heart Association [2].

Key Words

Precautions Sedentary lifestyle Exercise Stress echocardiography Stress testing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald A. Codario
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Pennsylvania Health System Thomas Jefferson University HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA

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