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The Diabetes, Exercise & Healthy Lifestyle Program is a specialized program operating as part of the
Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Program
Classes are offered on:Monday, 5:30 pm and 7:00 pmThursday, 2:30 pm
Diabetes Program Coordinator: Renee Konidis
Phone: 416 597 3422 ext. 5231
Fax: 416 425 0301Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Diabetes affects 9 million people in Canada. With good control and proper management of diabetes, many complications can be delayed or prevented. Early awareness of blood glucose levels and making healthy changes can actually reverse or slow the progression of diabetes and help prevent serious problems.
Our program combines exercise, education and healthy lifestyle behaviour changes. You will receive:
You will begin the program with a cardio-pulmonary exercise assessment. This measures your cardiovascular fitness. We will then create a personalized program of exercise based on your functional abilities and personal goals.
You will attend 1 supervised exercise class a week, which includes a warm-up and stretching routine, aerobic exercise (walking, stationary cycling or elliptical machine), resistance training and an interactive educational session. We also offer peer-to-peer support.
You will be encouraged to carry out your own exercise program at home 4 more times per week and to keep a weekly exercise diary to help you with your progress. Exercise staff will work closely with you to help you advance your exercise and achieve your goals.
All education is supported by the Diabetes College – Living and Thriving with Diabetes.
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Along with individual exercise, nutrition and psychosocial support, we offer group education sessions, which include: