Our therapists work together to create a customized treatment plan for you and who will work closely with you to keep your blood sugar level as close to normal as possible. Most importantly, you’ll see that it’s not just possible to live with diabetes; it’s possible to live well. Through a multi disciplinary approach of exercises, yoga, nutrition consultation, aqua therapy, music and dance therapy and counseling, we can help prevent/delay/manage Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes.
Apart from medication, following factors can affect your blood sugar levels:
Food: If you have diabetes, you need to know how foods affect your blood sugar levels. It’s not only the type of food you eat but also how much you eat and the combinations of food types you eat.
Exercise: Physical activity is another important part of your diabetes management plan. When you exercise, your muscles use sugar (glucose) for energy. Regular physical activity also helps your body use insulin more efficiently.
Stress: If you’re stressed, the hormones your body produces in response to prolonged stress may cause a rise in your blood sugar level. Additionally, it may be harder to closely follow your usual diabetes management routine if you’re under a lot of extra pressure.
Our 12 week comprehensive program to manage diabetes includes the following:
Patient Education: We will provide comprehensive educational program for those with type 1 or type 2 diabetes who are receiving an intensive insulin therapy — or multiple daily injection — program. You will also learn the basics of how your body metabolizes sugar, how and when to monitor your blood sugar, and how to cope with both short- and long-term complications of the disease.
Nutrition Counseling: You will learn about the components of a healthy diet for people with diabetes, as well as how to work with a dietitian, how to develop a meal plan, and how to fit physical activity into your schedule. You will learn how to recognize portion distortion, make wise choices while dining out, and stay on track with your weight-loss plan. Your caregiver will also receive counseling to help implement the changes in diet more effectively.
Exercise Routine: Our expert physiotherapists and trained fitness trainers will undertake a comprehensive physical assessment and review medical reports and develop a suitable exercise plan for you. Your exercise routine will probably include a combination of exercises — aerobic exercises (such as walking or dancing), combined with resistance training (such as weightlifting), yoga and aqua fitness. A combination of exercises often helps control blood sugar more effectively than does either type of exercise alone.
Counseling: Your sessions with a trained counselor will help you manage stress, learn relaxation techniques and help cope living with diabetes and complications arising from it. Your caregiver will also receive a counseling session, if and when required.