Diabetes

We live in an ‘obesogenic’ world where unhealthy food is cheap and easily accessible, and most of us spend too much sedentary time in front of a screen. This often results in ‘insulin resistance’, which means the muscle cells are less efficient at allowing insulin to do its job of controlling blood sugar levels – the result of which is diabetes (Type 1 or 2) or pre-diabetes.

Exercise can turn this situation around by improving the sensitivity of muscle to insulin so the same glucose uptake is achieved with lower levels of insulin.

If you have been diagnosed as pre-diabetic by your doctor, structured and regular exercise can significantly change the path you are on to becoming diabetic and thus avoiding all the unpleasant side effects of the condition. And, if you have diabetes, exercise can play an important role in helping you to manage the condition.

Contact Kris for details of our Diabetes and Exercise Programme: kris@exerciseasmedicinenz.com or 021 262 8886