Talking Diabetes

Created by My Inspiration Never Dies with Shannon Ryan and Global Wellness Tracking Australia as part of the My Mind Voyage well-being journal experience.

Watch the full 37 minute interview here


Exercise is medicine. We hear it all the time. Movement and exercise is so powerful it can both manage and prevent Type 2 Diabetes.

The benefits of putting on your gym gear and moving your body can include;

  • Lowering your blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Reduces your risk of heart disease
  • Reduces anxiety and stress
  • Resistance training and aerobic exercise  helps to lower insulin resistance
  • Helps improve circulation and preserves bone mass
  • Improves quality of life

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Here’s a neat dolphin trick that doesn’t involve jumping through hoops.

We now know, dolphins are so unique that they can switch between a diabetic state and normal state. How insane is that?

There is said to be common ground for co-evolved metabolism in dolphins and humans, including shared large brain sizes with high demands for readily available glucose and red blood cells that rapidly transport glucose. This trait was once thought to be unique to primates.

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Tai chi requires concentration, slow and tranquil movements. With the intensity of this exercise being low it provides adequate physical and mental relaxation.

Did you know it can promote the metabolism of cells and tissues blood back-flowing to the heart, improve body’s utilisation of glucose, increase target cell reactivity, improve body’s glucose tolerance, and accelerate the combination of haemoglobin and oxygen.

Pretty much Tai Chi can effectively affect the management of blood glucose in type-2 DM patients.

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Regular exercise and movement during pregnancy lowers the risk of developing gestational diabetes mellitus.

Once this is diagnosed either aerobic or resistance training can improve insulin action and glycaemic control which helps with managing this condition. Particularly those who are overweight and obese, vigorous intensity exercise during pregnancy may reduce the odds of excess gestational weight gain.

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