Exercise is a key component to both the prevention and treatment of Type 2 Diabetes. Exercise helps with weight loss, but will also help your body increase its sensitivity to insulin. The goal in treatment of Type 2 Diabetes is to maintain optimal levels of blood glucose(blood sugar) to prevent advancement and long-term complications of the disease.
Lead Coach: Henry J. Svec Ph.D
Type 2 Diabetes Exercise Program
Following an exercise program and a nutritional program (while also taking insulin and medication, if necessary) can help recipients with type 2 diabetes maintain and keep blood glucose levels in the correct range. Your coach will assess your current state and prescribe an exercise program tailored to your needs to help reduce the risk of developing or the advancement of Type 2 Diabetes.
- Reduce blood pressure
- Weight control
- Increased level of good cholesterol (HDL)
- Develop leaner, stronger muscles
- Increase bone strength
- More energy
- Improved mood
- Sleep better
- Stress management