Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes(T2DM): American College of Sports Medicine(ACSM) and the American Diabetes Association:Joint Position Statement:
In Type 2 diabetes, the body either fails to produce enough of the hormone insulin, or is unable to use that insulin properly. People with diabetes often have other medical problems or risk factors for ill health, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, a history of stroke or obesity. In these cases, it's especially important that your lifestyle changes, including your exercise programme, meet your individual needs.
Physiotherapists are the key health professional to advise about this.
The goal of treatment in T2DM is to achieve and maintain optimal Blood Glucose, Lipid, and Blood pressure levels to prevent or delay chronic complications of diabetes . Many people with T2DM can achieve BG control by following a nutritious meal plan and exercise program, losing excess weight, implementing necessary self-care behaviors, and taking oral medications, although others may need supplemental insulin.
Physiotherapists also have a role in treating people with some of the complications of diabetes. These include difficulties with vision and sensory changes due to circulation problems and nerve damage, both of which affect a person’s safety. Some people may develop a dropped foot, causing them to trip, which requires exercise and also assessment for a foot splint. Here, a physiotherapist will be part of the team that gets you walking again. -News Update by Physiotherapy Jobs Portal.
Details: http://www.acsm.org/access-public-information/acsm's-sports-performance-center/diabetes-and-physical-activity & http://www.csp.org.uk/your-health/conditions/type-2-diabetes
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