There are 3 types of diabetes.
Type 1: an autoimmune condition and occurs when the pancreas stops producing insulin meaning the body cannot use glucose for energy , this is managed through insulin injection
Type 2: is a progressive condition that occurs when the body becomes resistant to insulin and is associated with modifiable lifestyle risk factors.
Gestational: is a form of high blood sugar affecting pregnant women
- Excessive thirst and urination
- Unexplained weight loss
- Weakness and fatigue
- Blurred vision
- Leg cramps
- Having slow healing cuts
There is no current cure for diabetes. the condition can be managed through lifestyle modifications such as diet and exercise, and with medication
How does exercise help?
Exercise helps to manage diabetes by maintaining and health weight and improving the
What type of exercise should I be performing?
your exercise physiologist will design a program specific to your type of diabetes and your symtpoms and this may include;
- resistance training
- aerobic training
- balance training