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Diabetes

Maintaining and managing balance

Diabetes is a chronic condition in which the body cannot maintain healthy glucose (sugar) levels in the body. There are a few different types of diabetes

  • Type 1 is where the pancreas produces little or no insulin and is generally the diabetes people are born with.
  • Type 2 is a condition that affects the body’s ability to produce blood glucose and is generally developed through lifestyle habits.
  • Pre-diabetes is the stage before Type 2 diabetes, where the body has high blood sugar levels.
  • Gestational diabetes occurs in pregnant women when they have high blood sugar levels.

Maintaining and balancing the correct blood sugar levels is a constant challenge.

Diabetes Exercise Plan

Exercise can help both those with diabetes and those at risk of developing diabetes. Exercise helps regulate body’s glucose levels, lowers blood pressure, decreases stress levels, and helps maintain a healthy weight

What exercises should I do?

Increasing activities such as walking, swimming, cycling, weight training, golfing, dancing and gardening are a good place to start. It is important when exercising to keep your fluids up and check your blood glucose levels regularly.

Once you have been able to include aerobic activity into your days, then you can start including strength training. An Exercise Physiologist will be able to tailor a program to suit your fitness level and help keep you motivated to continue and progress.

Ready to start moving again?