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Diabetes Treatment

The Sports Injury Clinic’s Type 2 Diabetes Program is a Medicare initiative which enables people who have type 2 diabetes access to 9 services (one initial and 8 groups) with an exercise physiologist per calendar year. These services are in addition to the five individual services available under the enhanced primary care program (if eligible).

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Service Overview

A recent review on the literature has concluded that group-based, patient-centered, training results in effective clinical, lifestyle and psychosocial outcomes for people with type 2 diabetes.

  • Benefits to group participants included:
  • Reduction in Glycosylated haemoglobin (Fasting blood glucose)
  • Body weight
  • Systolic blood pressure
  • Improved diabetes knowledge
  • Reduced need for diabetes medication

Patients may also benefit from:

  • Improving blood lipids
  • Improved locus of control and reduced anxiety/distress
  • Increased knowledge and satisfaction in knowledge
  • Improved quality of life and feelings of wellbeing
  • Beginning to elicit positive changes in health care behaviors (exercise, diet and other self management strategies)

Diabetes Treatment

The Sports Injury Clinic’s Type 2 Diabetes program includes a one on one initial assessment with an exercise physiologist to prepare you for the group sessions. The assessment involves looking at your diabetes and physical activity history, identifying any individual goals that you may have and allows us to provide you with the individualized care you need within the group sessions. The group sessions are comprise of an exercise component and an education component looking at different issues relating to type 2 diabetes such as nutrition, exercise and hydration and how to safely exercise at home.

Do I need a referral?

To be eligible for the program you must have Type 2 diabetes and be referred by your GP under a management plan.

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