Home > Diabetes > Exercise for Type 2 Diabetics Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on Dec 05, 2010 by JAMAReport, Views: 3016 One of the most common questions patients with type 2 diabetes ask their physician is what kind of exercise program works best for improving their blood sugar levels over time. Is it aerobic exercise, resistance training or a combination of both? A new study shows that blood sugar levels over the long run do improve when patients follow an exercise program combining both aerobic and resistance training. Catherine Dolf explains in this week's JAMA Report.