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Nearly 50% of Australians are predicted to have Type 2 Diabetes by 2020

It’s an alarming increase in prevalence of the lifestyle disease, yet there’s considerable evidence that exercise is a highly effective medicine to manage it. Exercising helps insulin work more effectively, lowers your blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart disease.

An exercise & education program

After the successful launch of Bodytrack’s Type 2 Diabetes program in 2015, Exercise Physiologist, Dan Harth, continues to grow the holistic health program for people with Type 2 Diabetes. The Type 2 Diabetes exercise program has been a great success with the majority of clients showing improvements in physical strength, endurance, cardiovascular fitness, balance, perhaps most importantly, their blood glucose control and adopting a healthier lifestyle. Many people living with Type 2 Diabetes, particularly those who are newly diagnosed, don’t fully understand their condition and the effect that diet and exercise can have, so education is a key element of the program. 

The exercises were geared specifically to my conditions and the information forums were interesting and allowed for general discussion on a wide range of issues. I’m signing up for the next block and would recommend it to anyone wanting to exercise and learn more about type 2 diabetes.”

What’s involved

The 8 week program involves a 45 minute exercise component, focusing on activating large muscle groups through resistance and cardiovascular training at a low – moderate intensity, specific for the individual. To conclude the sessions there is 15 minutes of education, focusing on a range of topics including diet control/food consumption and when to exercise, timing of medication dosage and exercise, and the potent effect of exercise for diabetic control.

Visit Diabetes Australia for more helpful information about managing Type 2 Diabetes or contact Bodytrack to join the group!