Physical therapy can play a very important role in helping people both manage their diabetes and prevent many of the complications that arise from this chronic condition.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that currently affects 34.2 million adults in the United States alone, according to the CDC. In addition to making it difficult for individuals to regulate their blood sugar, diabetes can cause a variety of physical complications that can negatively impact a person’s quality of life.
If not properly treated, diabetes can lead individuals to experience:
Physical therapy can help individuals with diabetes on their quest to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle. A licensed physical therapist can work with you to create a personalized plan that helps you:
Maintaining an active lifestyle can help you improve your health and manage your diabetes. If you’d like more information about working with a physical therapist to develop an exercise program that is right for you, please contact us.
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