Am I eligible?
Following an initial assessment, participants attend 8 Group Exercise and Education classes, held at our Toowong clinic.
Speak to your GP or contact us to arrange a referral.
Individual Initial Assessment
Blood Glucose Testing
Cardiovascular and Resistance Exercise
Education and Group Discussions
Home Exercise Program
Blood glucose monitoring
Food labels and recipe modification
Associated health care concerns
Strategies for change
What are the benefits?
Participants have achieved an average decrease of 2.28 mmol/L in their BGL levels and an average reduction of 2% body fat over their 8 week program. Individuals in the program also improved in strength, cardiovascular fitness, balance and flexibility.
Our Accredited Exercise Physiologists are experts in prescribing exercise to manage diabetes, so you can feel safe exercising under their supervision and knowing you are doing the right exercise for your body.
Education throughout the sessions will build your understanding of the effect exercise has on the body and how to manage food consumption, exercise and blood glucose levels effectively.
The role of social support for exercise adherence and management of health conditions is well documented. The group creates a fun and supportive environment to share experiences and learn from others managing a type 2 diagnosis.
Cost & Booking
Initial Assessment – bulk billed.
8 x 1 hour group sessions:
$25 per session with Medicare rebate of $17.20
Time and start date dependent on patient availability – check our Group Exercise Timetable for the current class times.
Referrals should be faxed to Bodytrack by the GP.
It was very obvious how much my blood sugar reading dropped after completing the exercise sessions. I enjoyed the program and the support provided by all the team so much that I have since completed two maintenance programs!! I have also just enrolled for a 4th exercise group as a part of my diabetes care plan package. It keeps me motivated and inspired to keep on exercising! The helpful home exercise programs are great as they are individually designed for each person’s unique requirements.