Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder characterised by high blood sugar (glucose) levels. The condition results from the body’s inadequate production of insulin or the body’s altered response to insulin, or both. Diabetes causes abnormally high glucose levels (hyperglycemia), circulatory problems, and nerve damage. Diabetes cannot be cured, but it can often be managed with proper medical care, diet, and regular exercise. There are two types of Diabetes and approximately 90% of all cases are Type 2.
Increased urination, hunger, weight gain, fatigue, thirst, cuts and bruises that don’t heal or have delayed healing and numbness and tingling in the hands/ feet are some of the most common symptoms.
Type 1 Diabetes:
An autoimmune disease in which the body destroys insulin producing cells. The body does not produce insulin and cells cannot absorb sugar needed for energy.
Type 2 Diabetes
The body does not use insulin in the right way and can become insulin resistant. This can develop at any age and is most commonly diagnosed in adulthood.
What we do
Our highly skilled Physiotherapists will use specific exercise programmes, manual therapy, massage and electrical devices to help treat Neuromusculoskeletal conditions which can develop with diabetes. After assessing your specific condition, a personalised treatment plan will be outlined to address all your needs.