Diabetes affects almost 2 million people in the state of Texas, and another 1 million have been diagnosed with prediabetes. Hospital charges for those with Diabetes were almost $30 billion in 2010. The impact of Diabetes is significant for those diagnosed, as well as their families. Despite this, it has been well documented that Diabetes can be managed with diet and exercise.
Typically Diabetes is managed with drug therapy and diet modification. Research has show that cardiovascular and strength training should be a part of the management of Diabetes.
Diabetes Focused Exercise Program
Our program is taught by Medical Exercise Specialists who have been educated on the proper way to work with those with Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes. Our clients see a change in their Glycosolated Hemoglobin (A1C) and Blood Glucose levels over a short period of time. When we begin working with our clients, we contact the physician in order to obtain the original levels and then follow up monthly to monitor the progress.
Our Diabetes Fitness Program
When you first begin our program, we communicate with your physician, in order for them to look over and approve the program you will be starting. Every month we will send your physician a progress report, letting them know what changes have occurred with your blood glucose levels, blood pressure, weight, and body fat. Our Diabetes program is designed to ensure you maintain safe blood glucose levels, maintain or lose body weight (Decrease BMI), and establish an independent home exercise program.
What Does a Diabetes Exercise Program Look Like?
Every time you exercise we will check your blood pressure and have you check your blood glucose. Your strength training program will focus primarily on larger muscle groups, and will be lower intensity that traditional exercise programs. Your cardiovascular program will be monitored by Rate of Perceived Exertion to ensure you are training at the right level.
Diabetes Exercise Program Results
Those who have gone through our program typically see significant decreases in their blood glucose level every month, changes in their body weight and body fat weekly, and changes in their A1C levels every 3-4 months. Throughout the process they learn to eat healthier and begin to get more comfortable exercising on their own. Over a 3 month period of time, they become more educated and feel more comfortable pursuing a healthy lifestyle on their own.
If you have Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes, contact us to get started on a healthier way of life. We will work with your physician to ensure you achieve your goals.
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