Exercising is very important to help maintain a healthy body. But we know that exercise can be a real challenge for people living with type 1. It can mess with your levels for hours and even days afterwards, throwing highs or lows at you... and sometimes both!
The good news is, with planning and support, exercise is a great way to take control of type 1 and kick some life-changing fitness goals. To help you on your fitness journey, we’re excited to welcome two exercise physiologists to our type 1 tribe, Anthony Walter and Jess Hukin.
As people impacted by type 1, Anthony and Jess get what it’s like to exercise with type 1 and can work with you to find a plan that takes your own bodies unique response to exercise into account.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to make your exercise aspirations a reality! You can express your interest to meet with Anthony or Jess today.
Exercise Physiology Team
Anthony has 20 years of experience as an Exercise Physiologist, living with type 1!
He has expertise using both pen and pump therapy, and knows first-hand how to conquer exercise, having completed a marathon, participated in more than 20 half marathons, cycled over 160km in the ‘ride to cure diabetes’ as well as cycling from Albany to Perth!
Jess’ passion to support people with type 1 is driven by a family connection – she has a younger sister that was diagnosed two years ago.
Jess graduated from ECU in 2021 and has experience supporting people with type 1 diabetes to achieve their fitness ambitions.
FAQ and More Details:
What is an Exercise Physiologist? As Exercise Physiologist’s Jess and Anthony specialise in how the body responds to physical activity and exercise. This knowledge is essential in developing safe and effective exercise plans, tailored to each person’s unique needs and goals.
Benefits for people with Type 1: When you exercise, your body uses glucose, meaning exercise can help to lower blood sugar levels. In some cases, regular exercise can make your body more sensitive to insulin. As insulin is the hormone that regulates blood sugar, this means your body may use insulin more effectively if you exercise, aiding in blood sugar control. Exercise can also help to reduce the risk of complications such as heart disease and nerve damage.
Get in touch: It is always important to talk to your healthcare provider before starting an exercise program to make sure it's safe and appropriate for you. If you’re keen to take the exercise plunge, give us a call on 9446 6446.