Let’s talk about diabetes. Approximately 1.7 million Australians are living with Diabetes and 280 people are newly diagnosed every day in Australia.
You could say it’s on the rise to say the least.
As many of you would know, Diabetes presents itself in two different ways. Type 1 develops when a person’s pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin. Without insulin, the body cannot absorb glucose. To manage this condition, sufferers then personally inject insulin to their system every day.
Type 2 is a little different. This means that a person’s body is still producing insulin but their tissues become ‘insulin resistant’ which means their tissues don’t want to absorb the insulin. The good news is that this can be managed with a good diet, plenty of regular exercise & taking positive steps to maintaining general wellbeing.
It’s important to remember that both types of diabetes have the potential to bring on other chronic health conditions. So, an overall and fresh approach to healthy living is a necessity for those with diabetes. The good news is that physiotherapy can help you get there.
First of all, let’s chat about diabetes and exercise
Exercise has many benefits, including the fact that it can help to regulate diabetes in the following ways:
– Helps you achieve a healthy weight which can assist your body with managing your diabetes
– Helps to keep your blood sugar levels under control
– Strengthens the heart & cardiovascular system
– Encourages your insulin to work more efficiently by stimulating the cells to use more glucose
– Exercise can increase your mood, which in turn, can keep you motivated to maintain a healthy lifestyle
How physiotherapy can help your diabetes
Your local physiotherapist can assist in the prevention & management of your diabetes. Your physiotherapist can:
– Initially assess your physical condition & work out a level to begin from that’s right for you
– Create you a customised, physiotherapy program containing different, tailored exercises
– Give you a program that you can also follow at home so you can be active on a daily basis
– Professionally guide you through your program at the correct pace that suits you
– Be your key contact for any physical issues that may arise as a result of your diabetes
– Professional support & guide you along your diabetes journey
Managing diabetes or assisting with the prevention of the disease is definitely something that the team at Progressive Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy can help you with.
If you have any questions or would like to enquire about tackling your diabetes, contact the office today on (02) 4721 7798 or email firstname.lastname@example.org