Diabetes Management Through Activity
Our Diabetes Management through Activity program is designed to help patients transition into an exercise/fitness program to assist with managing their Diabetes. The ultimate goal is to initiate a program that is sustainable and tailored to their needs. We do this through the idea of Diabetes C.A.M.P. The C.A.M.P. acronym refers to these 4 components that are required to successfully control diabetes.
- C = calories
- A = activity
- M = medication/monitoring
- P = patience
In therapy we coordinate with the referring physician as well as diabetic educators to be sure that the patient is aware of all resources and strategies available to assist in managing this disease. Program Overview:
- Evaluation and treatment of factors limiting activity and exercise ability (i.e. knee pain, back pain, etc)
- Patient education regarding exercise safety, techniques, parameters, monitoring and other related diabetic management practices
- Cardiovascular and strength training
- Balance training
- Review and transition to self-sustaining exercise/fitness program
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Patients suffering from peripheral neuropathy commonly experience loss in sensation, pain, and trouble with walking and balance which increases their risk of fall. Clinical research on the Anodyne system, when used with balance and exercise, has demonstrated restored sensation, improved walking and balance and reduced falls. Treatment consists of:
- Anodyne Therapy System utilizing monochromatic near-infrared photo energy which is an FDA approved machine that increases blood flow.
- Individualized exercise instruction emphasizing extremity strengthening and balance training to address the issues identified in the patient’s initial evaluation.
- Education on fall prevention, diabetic foot care and home exercise instruction to facilitate independent symptom management through informational handouts and instruction.