Have you ever been told you have or are at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes?
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) is a form of metabolic disease characterised by elevated blood glucose concentrations (i.e., hyperglycaemia) due to an inability to use insulin, a hormone that promotes the absorption of sugars from the blood to key organs in your body, effectively. The most common indicator of T2DM is ‘excess body fat with fat distributed in the upper body (i.e., abdominal or central obesity) (ACSM, 2021).
Target Physio Exercise Physiologists understand that the fundamental goal for management of our patients with Pre-Diabetes/T2DM is glycaemic control through effective physical activity and dietary guidance. Our clinicians use the latest evidence-based exercise treatments to assess and prescribe you a structured exercise program and your own home exercise program. Or if you have a gym membership, they can write you a program there too!
So what will my Exercise Physiologist do?
We will start with an assessment of a variety of exercises to evaluate where you’re currently at in terms of your strength, aerobic fitness and balance.
We understand the thought of strength exercises may be overwhelming to some, we want to remove this concern.
We step you through every exercise, guiding you on how to do it using everyday household items that you can replicate at home, with exercise bands or even with dumbbells. From this assessment, your Exercise Physiologist will develop an exercise program for you, that suits you and targets your specific needs.
If your doctor has recommended you start an exercise program to help manage your Type 2 Diabetes or prevent onset, an Exercise Physiologist is the perfect way to get started safely and help keep you accountable, ensuring you continue your program.
We offer an Exercise Physiology training block deal: two appointments per week for 5 weeks and receive your tenth session HALF PRICE!
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Liguori, G., Feito, Y., Fountaine, C., & Roy, B. (2021). ACSM’s guidelines for exercise testing and prescription (Eleventh ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.