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15, Feb 2023 in Education & Resources

Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar. People with diabetes have high levels of sugar in their blood, which can lead to a range of more serious health problems if left untreated.

There are two main types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce enough insulin, a hormone that helps regulate blood sugar levels. This type of diabetes is typically diagnosed in childhood and requires regular insulin injections to manage. In type 2 diabetes, the body becomes resistant to insulin and is unable to effectively use it to regulate blood sugar levels. This type of diabetes is often associated with poor lifestyle choices and is more common in adults.

An Exercise Physiologist is a healthcare professional who specialises in designing and implementing exercise programs for individuals with chronic conditions like diabetes.
Exercise is an important part of managing diabetes. It has a major role in helping to control blood sugar levels and improve overall health.

An Exercise Physiologist can work with a person with diabetes to develop a safe and effective exercise program that takes into account their individual abilities, needs and goals. This may include baseline exercise assessments, setting appropriate targets for physical activity, identifying potential barriers to exercise, and providing guidance on how to overcome them.

Exercise Physiologists can also provide education on how exercise can help manage diabetes. In addition to helping with blood sugar control, exercise can also have other benefits for people with diabetes. It can improve heart health, help with weight management, and reduce the risk of complications such as nerve damage and kidney disease.

Overall, an Exercise Physiologist can play a valuable role in helping people with diabetes manage their condition and improve their overall health. By providing expert guidance on physical activity and education on the benefits of exercise, an Exercise Physiologist can help people with diabetes lead healthier, more active lives.

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