Diabetes & Exercise

  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...