Home > Diabetes > Aerobic and Strength Training Improves Diabetes Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on May 31, 2008 by RSigal, Views: 6015 A new study looked at the type of exercise and how it affected management of diabetes. Combining aerobic exercse and strength training had the most effect on diabetes mangement. Combining the 2 types of exercise had the best results in controlling blood sugar. Dr. Robert Sigal. University of Calgary.