Diabetes is the name given to a group of conditions through which the body is unable to maintain healthy levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Glucose can build up in the blood and cause a range of other health problems that can affect the whole body. Many people with diabetes can go for long periods of time without experiencing any actual symptoms of the disease.
The two main types of diabetes are Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Type 1 is characterised by insulin deficiency and is for the most part detected at an early age, with genetics playing a large part in the diagnosis of this type. Type 1 diabetes is controlled with regular insulin injections.
Type 2 diabetes is characterised by fluctuating levels of insulin resistance and is often seen as a milder form of diabetes than type 1. Type 2 diabetes is controlled with monitoring of fasting blood glucose levels and other risk factors that can occur as a result of this condition.
Exercise is fast becoming a widely used treatment for diabetes, with Exercise shown to reduce the incidence of developing T2DM by 60% in people at risk. Exercise has also been shown to help with management of glucose levels, but it decreases the risk of other risk factors associated with this condition, including body fat levels, risk of heart disease and risk of kidney failure. Exercise programs supervised by Accredited Exercise Physiologists are an extremely effective method of treatment for the symptoms of diabetes, regardless of what type you may have.
The Phyxyou Type 2 Diabetes 8-week program is designed to provide education, exercise and develop habits that will help you successfully manage your condition. This program is subsidised by Medicare with a referral from your GP.
Our program begins with a 1:1 Initial Assessment, followed by 8 weekly sessions including both education and individually tailored exercise.
The best news is our group class runs all year round, so people are always welcome to continue working towards their health goals with us if you are someone who is motivated by having a set time to exercise within a group class.