Diabetes is a chronic condition characterised by increased glucose in the blood stream. This is due to the body’s inability to produce and/or adequately use insulin. The most common form of diabetes is Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) and accounts for 90% of all cases of diabetes in Australia.
People suffering with T2DM are able to produce enough insulin in the body, but the body can't use the insulin effectively, and this results in unstable blood glucose levels. This has major implications on vital organs and can lead to heart disease, stroke, obesity, some forms of cancer and in the extreme cases even death.
Exercise is proven to reduce the incidence of Diabetes by at least 50%.
Regular physical activity is essential to stay healthy. For people with diabetes, being regularly active has even greater benefits:
- Improve insulin sensitivity
- Lower blood glucose levels
- Lower blood pressure
- Lower cholesterol
- Reduce risk of heart disease & stroke
- Better weight control
- Stronger bones
- Increase energy levels
- Improve mood
- Reduce stress & tension
Do you want to make a positive change?
We can help you!
At Total Physiocare, we offer people living with T2DM the opportunity to improve their day to day life through specialised education and supervised exercise.
Our Diabetes Program is an 8 week exercise and education program that will provide you with the necessary skills to tackle your diabetes head on!
If you have T2DM and are ready to make a positive change you could be eligible for a Medicare funded program, at no cost to you. All you need is your Doctor’s Referral.
For more information please contact us and take the first steps toward a healthier and happier life.