High intensity exercise is best when moving the whole body.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in those who have type 2 diabetes (T2DM). Several changes in the structure and function of the left ventricle occur prior to any overt cardiac disease. A small, study of T2DM patients without overt heart disease who did not exercise were randomized to a cycling program 3 times per week or standard care. The cycling intervention got their heart rate up intermittently and significantly improved heart function and reduced fatty liver.
PositiveTip: Keep moving! It makes a difference.