Pro Medical SA is a group of Medical Practices in Adelaide that offers state of the art facilities with the aim of delivering the highest level of patient care. Our Adelaide General Practitioners have a focus on Family Medicine encompassing all age groups.

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Pro Dental SA is an Adelaide Family Dental Surgery that places an emphasis on preventative care and maintenance. Our Adelaide Dentists are focused on delivering high quality treatments and services in a relaxed and family friendly environment.

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Kidman Park

Pro Physio SA is an Adelaide Physio and Pilates Practice that is focused on providing the very best physiotherapy treatment, intervention and rehabilitation.


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Pro Podiatry SA is an Adelaide based Podiatry and Orthotic Practice. With an emphasis on communication and education, our Adelaide Podiatrists can help devise a management plan to help treat and resolve a range of complex foot and ankle conditions.

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Pro Psychology SA is an Adelaide Psychology Practice, that prides itself on a commitment to professional quality care to achieve the best possible outcomes and goals for individuals, couples and families.

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Pro Nutrition SA is an Adelaide based Dietetic Practice. We aim to provide optimal patient care with an emphasis on dietary advice & education by providing tailored recommendations that are specific to each patient's needs.

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Pro Remedial SA is an Adelaide Remedial Massage Practice that is focused on assisting patients in all aspects of Remedial Massage, Sports Massage and Therapeutic Massage, including Sports Injury Management, Positional Release, Cupping Therapy, Acupressure and Lymphatic Drainage.

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Pro Studio SA is an Adelaide based Pilates Studio, Gym and Rehabilitation Facility. Pro Studio SA offers a safe environment for individuals looking to implement a program of muscular strengthening, conditioning and/or specialised rehabilitation under the careful instruction of our team of Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists and Personal Trainers.

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Kidman Park

Pro Exercise SA is an Adelaide based Exercise Physiology Practice that focuses on prevention and treatment of injury and chronic illness through structured exercise participation.




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Kidman Park

Blood glucose (Diabetes) and the Benefits of Exercise

What is Blood Glucose?

Blood glucose refers to the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood. Glucose comes primarily from carbohydrates in the foods and drinks we consume, plus the stores that sit in the liver and muscle. Glucose is carried in the bloodstream to the cells in the body to provide energy for everyday functioning.

Why is Blood Glucose Important?

Glucose is a simple sugar that provides energy to our bodies when absorbed by the blood. When kept in the correct range, it prevents us from developing chronic conditions such as diabetes mellitus, or other complications including hypertension, atherosclerosis, hyperglycaemia or hypoglycaemia.

How is Blood Glucose regulated?

Blood glucose is regulated by two main hormones, insulin and glucagon. These two hormones work together to keep blood glucose levels in the normal range. When glucose is too high (Hypoglycaemia), glucagon is stimulated to raise the levels and stop feelings of dizziness and confusion. Normal fasting blood glucose levels should be between 4.4-7.8. If fasting blood glucose levels are above this range, it can indicate impaired glucose tolerance or Diabetes.

Blood Glucose and Diabetes

Blood Glucose has many associated conditions involved, predominantly, Diabetes mellitus. There are two types of Diabetes:

  • Type 1: A chronic lifelong auto-immune disease where the pancreas produces little to no insulin.
  • Type 2: A chronic condition where there body doesn’t produce enough insulin, or resists insulin usually associated with lifestyle factors.

How can an Exercise Physiologist help?

Exercise can be used to treat and manage the effect of diverse blood glucose levels, especially Diabetes and hyperglycaemia. At Pro Health Care, our Exercise Physiologists offer small group classes for Diabetic patients. We aim to ensure that appropriate attention is given to each patient in order to reach certain goals whilst understanding their limitations. Each patient is assessed and given an individualised program focused on diabetes management, reducing the likelihood of developing other chronic conditions and improvement of overall health and wellbeing.

Exercise can increase cardiovascular function, blood lipids (fats) and lipoproteins, and insulin sensitivity while decreasing blood pressure. After exercise, blood glucose levels can drop significantly, meaning that your body uses a greater amount of glucose to fuel muscles, therefore lowering blood glucose (sugar) levels.

If you would like to make an appointment with one of our Exercise Physiologists, please contact our Kidman Park practice on 8356 2299.

Pro Exercise SA, Ben Edwards, Exercise Physiologist

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