The Benefits of Exercise for Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in our community, with the prevalence of diabetes increasing over 90% in the last 10 years in Boroondara alone. This is staggering when you consider that 60% of Type 2 Diabetes cases can be prevented with lifestyle modifications. In particular, exercise not only reduces the risk of developing diabetes, it also slows the progression of the disease and can decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease. Therefore, physical activity should be prescribed to all people with Type 2 Diabetes to help improve their quality of life.