Diabetes - Management
Type 2 Diabetes Exercise Management Program
Have you been diagnosed with diabetes or screened with pre-diabetes by your doctor?
Did you know that Type 2 Diabetes is Australia's fastest growing chronic disease and that heart disease is four times more likely to develop if you have diabetes?
Unless action is taken, people with Type 2 Diabetes are at risk of going blind, having a foot amputated or developing heart disease as a result of their diabetes.
GOOD NEWS: Type 2 Diabetes are preventable IF you address the causes in time!
Poor lifestyle choices cause a defect in insulin action / production which creates a perfect environment for complications to arise with Type 2 Diabetes.
If you’re guilty of leading a sedentary lifestyle, indulging in artery-clogging fatty foods, and not maintaining adequate blood sugar control you are at risk of developing complications with your diabetes such as heart disease.
Now that your doctor has suggested you make some positive lifestyle changes it is time to act now.
Scientific exercise program
Type 2 Diabetes Exercise Management Programme has been scientifically designed for individuals who have diabetes.
This 8-week group exercise and education program provides you with safe and effective exercises to help you achieve normal blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of diabetes related complications such as limb amputation.
This program is all about producing a lasting change...
In just 1-hour/week you will receive the latest cutting-edge exercise and lifestyle education to enable you to improve your diabetes control.
Diabetes is a serious disease and thus it requires urgent attention and expert supervision. That’s why each class of the Type 2 Diabetes Exercise Management Programme is conducted under the close supervision of an Accredited Exercise Physiologist who will ensure you get maximum benefit in a safe environment.
An exercise physiologist is not the same as a sports coach, fitness trainer or personal trainer. Exercise Physiologists (EPs) are 4-year University qualified allied health professionals who specialise in the delivery of exercise, lifestyle and behavioural modification programs for the prevention and management of chronic diseases like diabetes.
As part of this 8-week program our qualified and registered EP will provide you and the other participants with a physical activity and behaviour change program to ensure you get real, tangible health benefits.
No guesswork – all science
How do you reduce the onset of diabetes in just 8 short weeks?
The secret lies in the unique nature of this specialised program.
Type 2 Diabetes Exercise Management Programme is a scientific fully-supervised hands-on program. As part of the program you will receive a detailed report on your improvements and achievements so that you can track your progress and results.
The report will include a number of outcome measures aimed at guiding each participant through their stage of change.
Here’s just a short list of benefits you’ll receive from participating in this program:
- Body composition analysis
- Daily blood glucose monitoring
- Food diary
- 8 educational topics
As you can see, this is a completely hands-on programme.
As part of the programme you will also have access to a qualified EP so you can leverage his expertise to gain maximum health benefits from this program.
Tailor-made for people with Type 2 Diabetes!
This scientific program is customised to the unique medical and health needs of each individual patient. Meaning, you won’t be just going through some exercises. An accredited and experienced EP will work together with you to pick those exercises which will have the most dramatic difference on your body.
The exercises will be tailored to your fitness levels; age; size; body shape and a handful of other critical factors that are totally unique to you.
We realise that to make this a lasting change, your General Practitioner (GP) who knows your health history is a critical part of this transformation.
That’s why we’ll report your progress back to your GP both at the beginning and at the end of this 8 week program.
Here are just some of the benefits that you can expect from the program.
Type 2 Diabetes Exercise Prevention Program will assist you:
- Reduce your blood glucose levels
- Improve your diabetic control (HbA1c)
- Lose weight
- Improve your fitness and strength
- Take control of your life!
- Gain an increased awareness about the causes and consequences of diabetes as well as strategies to improve/ prevent diabetes
- Understand how to replace unhealthy habits with healthy habits
- Learn healthier behaviours to improve/prevent diabetes
- Increase your cardiovascular fitness
- Experience real strength gains
- Become more flexible
- Improve your quality of life
- Reduce risk of cardiovascular disease
- And MORE!
A supportive and friendly environment
We also provide a supportive and friendly environment to ensure you can manage your Type 2 Diabetes effectively.
Every participant will be just like you – starting with the same goal in mind.
You will be surrounded by like-minded people who have the same goal and health problem just like you. That will put you at ease and help you focus on working to control diabetes rather than letting it control your life.
With the same goal in mind, the other participants will feel motivated to help and support you along the way.
Each patient will receive a high amount of supervision to facilitate their progression to achieve effective diabetes management.
Considering the long term consequences of diabetes you should take action immediately.
If this disease progresses to insulin dependance you will be facing daily insulin injections.
This program could be just what you need right now and is Medicare reimbursable!
You’d have to agree that is a small investment...especially since YOUR health is extremely important.
The government will pay you
to get your blood sugar under control!
This program is partially Medicare-subsidised when you are referred to the program by your General Practitioner (GP). Hover your mouse here to learn how to obtain a referral.
Here’s a basic breakdown of what the program entails:
1-hr initial consultation - $65.30 Medicare rebate.
1-hr group session - $16.80 Medicare rebate
45-min follow up consultation - $60 A small gap is charged for each service.
FACT – the longer you wait the worse your conditions will get!
Chances are that your health is important to you and you can’t wait to get started. We have made this program super affordable to make it easy for people just like you to take control of your health.
Personal trainers charge anywhere between $80 - $200 for a 1-hr consultation. But a personal trainer doesn’t hold the qualifications needed to deal with your disease.
As part of this program you will get more than 8 hours of hands on time with a qualified and experienced EP.
‘Exercise is the best Medicine...(IF)’
Exercise is often the best medicine provided if the exercises are safe. effectove and supervised.
DON’T WAIT UNTIL MEDICATION BECOMES PART OF YOUR DAILY ROUTINE.
This special program will not only assist you with your diabetes but also help reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and can even reduce cholesterol.
It will also improve your functional capacity and ability to perform daily activities.
You need a qualified, experienced exercise physiologist if you want to reduce the onset of diabetes naturally.
The good news is that through lifestyle modification and the incorporation of exercise, the complications of diabetes can be avoided and the progress of the disease halted. Of course, the longer you wait the harder it becomes to address your condition.
This program has a limitation!
Due to the personal nature of the program and the strict supervision required by participants during the sessions, we must limit the number of participants to only 8 individuals.
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How to be referred
Clients are eligible for a referral through their GP which will include 8 Medicare subsidised group sessions and a 1 hour initial assessment.
Clients are also welcome to attend our service as private clients. Your GP will complete a referral form called ‘Allied Health Group Services under Medicare for patients with type 2 diabetes’. Contact Inspire Fitness for more detail.
Jonathan was referred to our Diabetes Management Program by his GP under the Group Allied Health Service for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes through Medicare. His referral included 8 group sessions in addition to an initial consultation and follow up consultation.
In the initial consultation Jonathan spoke about having Type 2 Diabetes for over 15 years, borderline high blood pressure (148/82), and that he was now insulin dependent. Jonathan’s HbA1c levels provided by his doctor indicated that his blood glucose control was poor, he indicated that he had never participated in formal exercise, and he regularly experienced the feeling of low blood glucose levels. Jonathan stated that he would experience the feeling of low blood glucose levels at least once per week.
Together with Jonathan goals were set which included increasing his muscle mass and improving his long term glucose control.
Jonathan successfully participated in 8 group exercise and education sessions with a particular focus on education regarding his diet. During this time Jonathan kept a food diary and a blood glucose record sheet.
At the conclusion of the Diabetes Management Program Jonathan made significant improvements in his dietary intake. An eating plan was also devised to ensure he did not experience the feeling of low blood glucose levels. Jonathan’s blood pressure improved, 138/69, and he stabilised his blood glucose readings, improving his HbA1c levels to fair (his best ever result)! Jonathan also increased his muscle mass by over 1kg during this time.
Jonathan has opted to continue in our 8- week Diabetes Management Program and has accompanied this with a home exercise program involving resistance training as well as playing tennis 3 times per week.
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