Type 2 Diabetes Program
Next program starting 6 Feb 2018 from Morayfield: Dr referrals required by 30th Jan
NAH are proud to offer an 8 week Medicare funded (no cost to you) diabetes exercise and education program. Individual exercise sessions are funded and are also available under a ‘Chronic Disease Management plan’ (maximum x 4, 20 minute visits). The program is facilitated by a 4 year university qualified clinical exercise physiologist and an accredited dietician to ensure a well-rounded program for our clients. The safe and friendly environment with exercise physiologists and dieticians who really understand diabetes makes achieving your health goals achievable. Operating from our Morayfield clinic, the friendly group program is progressive, educational and physical and includes:
- 8 week exercise, education and dietetics based program
- 1 – 2 group exercise sessions per week
- Individual Dietetics sessions included (EPC referral required) with information on diet, food choices and monitoring blood glucose levels
- Each patient will undergo an Initial and final individual health and fitness assessment
- Sessions are held in a friendly and social group setting with other patients who are there for the same condition
- Podiatry foot care talks
- Health and Exercise education
- Your Exercise Physiologist will take you through every step in your personalized program.
The Benefits of Exercise for Diabetics
Exercise has shown to be more effective than medication in most instances. Exercise makes the body more sensitive to insulin, and even lowers blood glucose without insulin for hours after exercise. There are no negative side effects of exercise, and too many positive ones to list.
Diabetes is characterized by an excess of glucose (sugar) in the blood. This sugar reacts with blood vessels, organs and the brain causing the complications associated with diabetes. It is the job of Insulin to lower the glucose in the blood.
This excess glucose arises because the body starts to ignore insulin, because it is always there attempting to bring the blood glucose down. Eventually more and more insulin is necessary to get the same effect on the blood glucose causing the body burn out and stop producing insulin.
Currently, diabetic medications are used to make the body more sensitive to insulin, so the body doesn’t have to produce as much. Once the body “burns out”, insulin must be injected into the body to lower blood glucose levels.
Learn more about diabetes on our blog http://northsidealliedhealth.com.au/importance-checking-blood-glucose-levels-type-2-diabetes/