Welcome to Melbourne's leading Exercise and Diabetes Service where we are committed to providing world class services for you and work with Australia's leading authorities on Diabetes.
At Exercise for Rehabilitation and Health you will find that we are absolutely industry leading when it comes to prescriptive exercise and lifestyle modifications for the management of Diabetes.
Our approach is to partner with you and your wider diabetes team to develop and monitor an exercise program in a supportive and understanding manner. We work with you based on your needs as well as the most recent evidence to ensure that you are set up for success in managing your overall health and preventing diabetes related complications.
We empower, inspire and truly believe that Living with Diabetes is 'Living a Life without Limits'.
Our Melbourne diabetes team is headed by Nicole French, a leading authority on prescribed exercise for diabetes, and a speaker and expert contributor for Diabetes Victoria.
Exercise and Diabetes
Watch a member of our Diabetes team deliver a presentation at the Diabetes Victoria's Diabetes Expo.
our commitment to the diabetes community
Our contribution to the Diabetes Community is important to us. Over the last decade our work in this area has driven us to grow and develop a leading exercise and diabetes team.
To treat every person living with Diabetes and their families with respect and have our treatment approach led by listening to the individuals affected by the condition.
Be inspired to be better clinicians and develop innovative programs to give back to those individuals that entrust their health care to us.
To collaborate and exchange knowledge with organisations world wide to be at the forefront of research and technology to share with our diabetes community.
Type 2 Diabetes
There is strong clinical evidence demonstrating that the right exercise prescription , that is physical activity being prescribed at the appropriate Frequency, Intensity, Time and Type, can help to best manage many health aspects associated with Diabetes:
Improving blood glucose levels
Improving body composition - the ratio of lean muscle mass and body fat
Reducing waist circumference
Managing blood pressure
It is well documented that managing these aspects of our health significantly reduces the risk of diabetes related complications and helps to set you up for success.
We appreciate that working with evidence is very important, what we equally acknowledge, is that living with a chronic condition is also challenging emotionally. It is for this reason that our approach is considerate of this.
Type 1 Diabetes
We understand that living with Type 1 is filled with challenges, particularly around exercise and the fears associated with having a 'hypo'. We work the best in the business as far as organisations and advocates go, to best understand all elements of this condition to ensure that we can help you best!
Our team is trained and ready to help you design and implement a safe and effective exercise plan to ensure you remain active and healthy! We can also help with advice if that's what you feel you need - our most common questions we get asked are:
'Can I exercise with Type 1 Diabetes'
'When should I exercise and what are the normal ranges for my blood sugars before, during and after exercise'
'When should I cease exercising', and
'How should I treat a hypo if this happens during exercise'
diabetes expo 2019 #DE19 - It's a wrap
What an amazing Expo! Thank you to Diabetes Victoria for having us involved in both the community stream as well as the education stream for GP's and Pharmacists we had an amazing time and feel even more inspired to continue help every Australia living with Diabetes.
Check out our photo collection below ...
Want to get started on some reading which explores some exercise guidelines and some great information to guide exercise intensity ... CLICK HERE to take you to Nicole's Choosing the Right Exercise Intensity blog.