Exercise for Type 2 Diabetes – Supporting mental and physical health
Diabetes is one of the most common chronic conditions in Australia. Around 1.7 million people live with this condition, and 85–90 per cent of cases are type 2. This National Diabetes Week, Exercise Right is highlighting the fact that exercise can be used as medicine to both prevent and manage type 2 diabetes.
“The prevalence of diabetes is increasing at a frightening rate, with 280 Australians developing diabetes every day. That’s one person every five minutes,” says ESSA’s Accredited Exercise Physiologist of the Year for 2019, Ray Kelly, who works predominately with the diabetes population to achieve successful outcomes through exercise.
“Although we do not know the exact cause of type 2 diabetes, it is strongly associated with lifestyle risk factors that can be addressed through lifestyle changes.”
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