There are currently 2.6 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK. Around 90% of these people are suffering from Type II diabetes, with more than half a million people unaware they have the condition. Exercise your way to health: Type II Diabetes will show you how to manage your diabetes by helping you to gain a better understanding of your diagnosis and how it impacts on your body and health. Type II diabetes can develop into a serious condition, but with the right lifestyle choices and exercise there is no reason why it should stop you living a full and active life. Exercise your way to health will show you how to start a simple fitness programme, while considering the specific challenges raised by diabetes. You will start to see improvements within 6 weeks, when you can re-test your baseline fitness. This will be all the motivation you need to keep your new lifestyle on track to a happier and healthier you!
Paula Coates is a chartered physiotherapist, back pain specialist and author of Running Repairs. She writes for a number of fitness magazines and is a clinical lecturer for the MSc in neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy at Kings College London. Paula is also a keen runner and has completed six marathons. Thuvia Flannery is a chartered physiotherapist and has worked in the NHS for 13 years. She has lectured internationally and has a special interest in the long term management of diabetes.