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Support people with diabetes on a journey to a more active life

Regular physical activity is one of the most important things a person with diabetes can do to improve their health and help manage their diabetes.

That’s why we have developed a range of FREE programs to support people to understand the positive effects of exercise, build confidence, and become (more) active, in the way that suits them best.

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Ready set go, let’s move supports and empowers people with diabetes to take the first step in making exercise a part of their routine, or increasing the amount they do. It’s the perfect program for people who are looking to start exercising more, but aren’t sure where to start. The program covers:

  • the positive effects exercise can have on blood glucose levels
  • what could be stopping someone from being more active
  • a personal step-by-step plan of action.

This program is available online and face-to-face.

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Beat It is an 8-week group exercise and lifestyle program to help people with diabetes better manage their condition and improve general health. The program covers:

  • an initial health and fitness assessment
  • 16 group sessions (two per week)
  • an individualised exercise program
  • education sessions throughout
  • progress tracking
  • a final consultation.

This session involves moderate-intensity aerobic, strength and balance based exercises as well as education sessions on healthier living.

Beat It is an evidence-based program which incorporates the proven benefits of aerobic exercise and strength training in maintaining good health and managing chronic conditions such as diabetes.

Diabetes Australia acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this Country. We recognise their connection to land, waters, winds and culture. We pay the upmost respect to them, their cultures and to their Elders, past and present. We are committed to improving health outcomes for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by diabetes and those at risk.

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