Type 2 Diabetes is a progressive condition where the body becomes resistant to the normal effects of insulin and/or gradually loses the capacity to produce enough insulin in the pancreas.
If left undiagnosed or poorly managed, diabetes can lead to stroke, limb amputations, kidney failure, visual impairments and coronary heart disease. We do not know exactly what causes Type 2 Diabetes however, it is associated with modifiable lifestyle risk factors and also has strong genetic and family related risk factors.
While there is currently no cure for Type 2 Diabetes, the condition can be managed through lifestyle modifications and medication.
For a person with Type 2 Diabetes, an Exercise Physiologist can help:
An Individual Diabetes 1:1 Assessment consists of the following:
It may also include Objective Assessments, which can consist of (but not limited to):
Once an assessment is complete your Exercise Physiologist will then prepare an appropriate individualised exercise program for you to then undertake in a Gym class under the Exercise Physiologist’s supervision.
Additional advice and monitoring can be undertaken, including:
To book with any of our experienced & qualified allied health staff, you can: