In Australia, one person is diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) every 5 minutes.
What’s more is that there are many more people walking around undiagnosed which is even more dangerous.

Today, Longevity Exercise Physiology Drummoyne, EdgecliffMarrickvilleBella VistaRandwickPymbleBalmainNeutral Bay, Coburg – Melbourne, and Barrie, Ontario – Canada  discuss how exercise can help to manage T2DM and even prevent T2DM from happening in the first place.

T2DM is most prevalent in people aged over the age of 40, however, it is becoming increasingly more common in children and young adults. T2DM accounts for 11% of all deaths in Australia. Complications from T2DM can include loss of sight, loss of feeling in your hands and feet, foot sores which if left untreated may require amputation, heart problems, kidney problems… the list goes on. These facts are something we should be worried about.

 

However, there is something we can do about this. We can manage or even prevent T2DM from happening in the first place.

 

 

T2DM is a lifestyle condition, this means that lifestyle habits such as poor diet, poor sleep, and a lack of physical activity can all contribute towards the development of T2DM, but changes in these lifestyle factors can help to minimise the risk or even prevent T2DM from occurring.

Being overweight, having pre-diabetes, being over 45 and having T2DM in the family are also contributing factors. Do you match any of the above?

“What we do is create sustainable lifestyle change so that we can manage T2DM or prevent it from occurring in the first place.”

What can we do to help?

Our team at Longevity Exercise Physiology have worked with many people who have T2DM or tick a lot of the risk factors for the development of T2DM. What we do is create sustainable lifestyle change so that we can manage T2DM or prevent it from occurring in the first place. This means we can do the following:

  • Reduce the risk of the serious complications mentioned previously.
  • Reduce the need for T2DM specific medications
  • Prevent T2DM before it becomes an issue

 

If you or someone you know needs help in managing their Diabetes or in reducing their risk factors for the disease to help with preventing T2DM in the first place, give Longevity Exercise Physiology Drummoyne, EdgecliffMarrickvilleBella VistaRandwickPymbleBalmainNeutral Bay, Coburg – Melbourne, and Barrie, Ontario – Canada a call on 1300 964 002 today!

 Interested to find out more?

Listen to the me&my health up podcast where I talk with nutritionist Anthony Hartcher about how exercise and diet can help manage this condition.

 

Written by Stefan Velevski

 

References:

Hordern, M. D., Dunstan, D. W., Prins, J. B., Baker, M. K., Singh, M. A. F., & Coombes, J. S. (2012). Exercise prescription for patients with type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes: A position statement from Exercise and Sport Science Australia. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport15(1), 2531. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2011.04.005

Sampath Kumar, A., Maiya, A. G., Shastry, B. A., Vaishali, K., Ravishankar, N., Hazari, A., Gundmi, S., & Jadhav, R. (2019). Exercise and insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes mellitus: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine62(2), 98–103. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rehab.2018.11.001

Dunstan, D. (2011). Exercise and T2DM—move muscles more often! Nature Reviews Endocrinology7(4), 189–190. https://doi.org/10.1038/nrendo.2011.35