Why Type 2 Diabetics Need Physiotherapy

A physiotherapist is the key health professional to advise about exercise and a healthy diet. In trying to prevent the onset of diabetes, or to stop the condition becoming worse, a physiotherapist will advise on exercise to reduce body fat and to improve how the body processes glucose. Both are key factors in managing diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body doesn’t produce enough insulin to function properly, or the body’s cells don’t react to insulin. This means glucose stays in the blood and isn’t used as fuel for energy. Type 2 diabetes is often associated with obesity and tends to be diagnosed in older people. It’s far more common than type 1 diabetes.

physiotherapists can help patients control complications caused by diabetes, such as difficulties with vision and sensory changes due to circulation problems and nerve damage, both of which affect a person’s safety.

If you have Type 2 Diabetes, contact Assured Health Physiotherapy today to book an appointment with one of the physiotherapists who could be the vehicle that gets you to the state of health you desire.