- Diabetes is the world’s fastest growing chronic condition
- Every day, in Australia, approximately 280 individuals develop some form of diabetes
- In Qld there are more than 192,000 people diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes
- Diabetes QLD believes there are more than 500,000 Queenslanders that are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, have pre-diabetes or are under diagnosed
Regular physical activity or exercise plays an important role in maintaining health and reducing morbidity. Guided Physical activity has the ability to not only reduce BGL in individuals with Type 2 Diabetes, but it also assists with reducing blood pressure, weight management, increases muscle mass, increases bone mass, improves mood and overall functionality.
We deliver three programs for individuals with Diabetes; click in the tabs to see which program suits you best ..
Move with Diabetes
Move with Diabetes is our weekly group exercise program for individuals with Diabetes (Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes. All participants attend an initial assessment to gather health history, current fitness levels and goals before entering the program. ). Although this program is delivered in a group setting each participant has their own individual program, based on the initial assessment, to ensure they get the best outcomes.
Move with Diabetes aims to:
- Increase physical activity levels
- Reduce risk factors associated with diabetes
- Improve diabetes management, thus reducing the need for medications and the development of other complications
- Improve cardiovascular health, musculoskeletal health, balance and coordination
- Improve quality of life and functional capacity
- Promote behaviour change
Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes may be eligible for rebates from Medicare. To receive rebates indivisueals must have a current TCA and be referred into the program by their GP via a Type 2 Diabetes Allied Health Group referral.
This in an ongoing program with rolling start dates.