An Exercise Physiologist (EP) is well qualified to help you implement an individual exercise program that will help improve glycaemic control, for people with T2 diabetes, pre diabetes and prevention of diabetes . The exercise prescription for this is well documented in a number of position papers below-:
Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 15 (2012) 25–31, Colberg SR, Sigal RJ, Fernhall B, et al.
Exercise and type 2 diabetes: the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Diabetes Association: joint position statement executive summary. Diabetes Care 2010;33:2692–2696
EP's are also well able to support the dietary guidelines required for people with T2 diabetes as they have a general understanding of the basic dietary goals for these people.
However it is outside the scope of practice for an EP to design individualised lifestyle eating plans for people with T2 diabetes (as mentioned in the post above), as this is specialised Medical Nutritional Therapy (MNT) and often dependant on the medical management for this person, which the EP is not qualified or competent to provide.
Diabetes Care 2015;38(Suppl. 1):S20–S30 | DOI: 10.2337/dc15-S007
Your GP will be able to refer you to a competent EP who has experience with diabetes and also may complete a Medicare Chronic Disease plan which enables you to cover some of the cost of the consultation with the EP.
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