Why do people with Diabetes need to exercise?
People with poor fitness and increased body fat have an increased risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Increased physical activity can reduce the incidence of Type 2 Diabetes by almost 60% in people at risk. Exercise will lead to improved control of blood glucose and often mean people can reduce their Diabetes medication
For people with Type 1 Diabetes, regular exercise:
For people with Type 2 Diabetes, regular exercise:
East Gosford Diabetes Kick Start Program
East Gosford Exercise Physiology offer a specialised exercise program delivered by highly trained Exercise Physiologists for anyone who has diabetes (especially Type 2) and wants to reduce the impact of diabetes in their life by reducing symptoms and addressing changes that can reverse your Diabetes. Click here to learn more about the East Gosford Diabetes Kick Start program.
Exercise To Treat Diabetes Type 1 and Type 2
Type 1 Diabetes is a disease in which the insulin producing cells in the pancreas are destroyed by the body’s own immune system, leading to insulin deficiency¹. Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic disease defined by insulin resistance (the body’s cells do not properly respond to insulin) and impaired secretion of insulin by the pancreas. This leads to increased blood glucose (sugar) levels. Insulin is a hormone that lowers blood glucose (sugar). Without insulin hyperglycemia (high blood sugar levels) occurs. Many complications can occur if glucose levels in the blood are not controlled, including cardiac problems, nerve damage, eye, kidney, and muscle problems.
If you already have Type 2 Diabetes and regularly exercise, you can reduce your symptoms by about 12%. Exercise should involve aerobic (heart lung fitness) and resistance training (weights). The type, intensity, duration and frequency of exercise should be carefully planned.
The Exercise Physiologists at East Gosford Exercise Physiology can help with the correct exercise prescription for you. Contact us today to get started on your new exercise program. Contact us today to get started on your new exercise program .
If you have Type 2 Diabetes you can receive a Medicare rebate for group based exercise and education.
Contact us for more details about this program, or talk to your GP.
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