Weight Management Orland Park & Homer Glen, IL

Weight Management

Take Control of Your Type II Diabetes with Physical Therapy & Healthy Nutrition

A good portion of the reason this disease develops depends on genetics. Having great muscle strength and staying active is a great way to naturally prevent diabetes. Muscle strength is a sugar-burning machine. One of the things that happens with type II diabetics is that over time, their systems become insulin resistant and they end up self-perpetuating the disease itself. It gets out of hand and eventually, they become incredibly reliant on medication to manage the symptoms as well as the potential health complications diabetes poses.

Don’t get me wrong, medication is important for this condition. We’re able to manage diabetes as well as we do because of medicine and modern-day medical science. As time passes though, many diabetics end up having to take more and more medication. They become insulin-dependent. For many diabetics, if they’re on a committed program of diet and exercise, they can lower their need for medication.

As we age, we may find our muscles and joints don’t work so well. It hurts to move, so some people try to avoid moving. If you can’t move, you’re at a higher risk of developing diabetes, and if you’re already a diabetic, having limited mobility only tacks more weight onto your health problems.

The list of benefits of physical therapy is long when it comes to combating diabetes. Physical therapy can keep you active so that you’re able to move your muscles and joints as often as possible. Here at GoodLife Physical Therapy, we work with our patients to teach them exercises and make the necessary lifestyle adjustments to fight off diabetes.

Ready to get started on the path to a healthier lifestyle?

Diabetes may be a common issue for many, but that doesn’t mean it should be taken lightly! I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of gimmicks online and in the media about diabetes prevention. Companies and brands advertise “miracle” pills that offer quick fixes for diabetes and the prevention of the disease, however, there is no such thing. Maintaining your health requires attention and effort.

Contact GoodLife Physical Therapy to learn more about the benefits of physical therapy, and how you can take control of your health. There’s no better time than the present to seek help and become more active! Don’t wait until it’s too late. The more effort you make to prevent diabetes and other illnesses, the better off you’ll be in the long-run.