17,000 People in Toowoomba Actively see a Local GP and have a Diabetes Indicator

By Sarah Mengel l Accredited Exercise Physiologist
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Did you know that if you have gestational diabetes or a family history of diabetes, then you can be more likely to be diagnosed with type two diabetes later on in life? There are many different risk factors which can lead to having diabetes such as unhealthy lifestyles, poor eating habits or exercise habits, smoking and more. However! It doesn’t have to be this way! There are a number of things that we can do to help reduce our risk of Type II Diabetes late on in life.

With around 7,000 people recognized as having prediabetes in the Toowoomba area, it’s of high importance to us to help reduce this risk. What are the three things right now that we can do to start with making healthier food choices?

Step 1: Swap white bread for wholemeal bread.

Step 2: Engage in regular structured exercise at least three times per week that gets our heart rate up and us huffing or puffing.

Step 3: Have a regular sleep routine. 

If you have not recently engaged in physical activity, or if you’re unsure as to whether or not you are at risk of being a pre-diabetic or a Type II diabetic, what the difference between these is, we recommend that you seek some advice from your GP or give us a call to receive your diabetes fact sheet. Alternatively, if you’re ready to decrease your risk factors then call us on 0438014747 to get started on your journey to be diabetes free!