Diabetes & Exercise

The incidence of Diabetes in Australia is growing with one person being diagnosed every five minutes. Being diagnosed with Diabetes can be confusing as you are given a lot of information on what it means and what you can do to manage the condition. The internet is a place that people often visit to find more information and reduce the confusion However, there can be a lot of false ‘facts’. Below we debunk some of the common myths about diabetes. Diabetes Myths and Facts   Myth: Diabetes is a mild condition Fact: Diabetes is a serious condition that if not well controlled can lead...

It is estimated that Diabetes affects around 1.7 million Australians, many of which underestimate the seriousness of the chronic complications that can develop as a result if the condition is poorly controlled or not controlled at all. The high blood glucose, or hyperglycemia, which can occur as a result of poorly controlled diabetes places people with the condition at significant risk of developing chronic complications as the excess glucose in the blood stream causes damage to organs or tissues throughout the body. Chronic Complications That Develop Secondary to Diabetes The chronic complications that could possibly develop can be devastating for the person...

  Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Hany Georgy, helps unpack the relationship between exercise and blood sugar.   Type 2 Diabetes is one of the most common lifestyle diseases affecting 415 Million people globally and 1.7 Million Australians. Everybody benefits from regular exercise but for people with Type 2 Diabetes exercise can play a vital role in the management of their condition.   Participation in regular exercise is vital to continue to prompt and train the muscles to efficiently uptake glucose (sugar) from the blood thus reducing the concentration of glucose in the blood. Reducing blood glucose can help preserve normal pancreas function, which can prevent or manage Type 2 Diabetes.   But...

Keeping count of daily steps and boosting physical activity can really pay off for children with type 1 diabetes, according to new research from the University of Adelaide and the Women's and Children's Hospital.   Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Executive Officer Anita Hobson-Powell said with National Diabetes Week taking place between 10 and 16 July across Australia, the findings provided a timely reminder for both type 1 diabetes patients and the broader population to get active. For the first time, researchers have shown that children who have type 1 diabetes can improve their cardiovascular health, simply by taking an extra 1000...

If you have type 2 diabetes, exercise is absolutely essential for treating, and beating the condition altogether.   That’s right…beating it. Not just “controlling” or “managing” the problem, but actually reversing it. The best thing about exercising specifically for insulin resistance is that it exerts its effects very quickly. You don’t have to wait for 6-12 months to see changes, it can happen right in front of your eyes, and can last for up to 48 hours, some studies show. So with all the different programs available these days, which one is best for Diabetes and beating Insulin Resistance?   Why HIIT is Best for Beating Insulin Resistance   When...