Type 2 Diabetes and Exercise

Type 2 diabetes

28 MarType 2 Diabetes and Exercise

The prevalence of diabetes has nearly tripled between the years 1989-90 to 2014-15. With an estimated 1.2 million (6%) Australian adults living with diabetes as of 2014-15, with this totalling close to $6 billion dollars in annual costs for Australians. Beyond the financial costs of diabetes, it is associated with a myriad of health complications which can affect the feet, kidneys, eyes and cardiovascular system. In those with diabetes, the leading cause of death is cardiovascular disease (CVD) which are heart and blood vessel diseases. So how can an Exercise Physiologist aid with Type 2 diabetes?

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Reference List:

https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/diabetes/diabetes-compendium/contents/how-many-australians-have-diabetes/type-2-diabetes

https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/about-us/what-we-do/heart-disease-in-australia

https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/images/uploads/publications/physical-activity-in-patients-with-cvd-management-algorithm.pdf

EXMD4741 Lecture Notes by Jeff Combes

Guidelines from ESSA 2012