Being physically active is good for both diabetes prevention and management. Whether you feel able to go for a run or a swim, or can manage some arm stretches or on-the-spot walking while the kettle boils, it all makes a difference.
Active Norfolk and Active Suffolk provide information for those who are living with or supporting someone living with Type 2 diabetes, as well as those who are wanting to learn how to reduce their risks of developing diabetes. It focuses on the ways to manage diabetes in your everyday life, and most effective way to incorporate physical activity into your day safely.
Diabetes should not prevent you from exercising, however if you’re unsure or unconfident, you should seek the advice of your GP or specialist LTC Healthcare Professional who will be able to refer you to a suitable exercise regime.
Norfolk Activity Finder
The EveryMove activity finder has hundreds of ways to be active in and around Norfolk. No matter what you’re into, there’s something for you!
Suffolk Activity Finder
The Activity finder has hundreds of ways to be active in and around Suffolk. No matter what you’re into, there’s something for you!
Active NoW (Norfolk and Waveney)
Active NoW is the physical activity referral programme for Norfolk and Waveney. It’s a great way for people with long-term health conditions such as diabetes to move more and improve their health and wellbeing.
“When I started with Dance to Health…my upper body wasn’t so good. At one time I couldn’t even lift a cup of tea with my right arm. Now I can lift the teapot to pour the tea out. I can also reach around my back to fasten my bra, which I couldn’t do. It’s all due to the exercise I do now. The best part I think is the social outcome. This group is so friendly, we are so happy and look forward to meeting each week.” Pauline (Dance to Health programme coordinated by Active Norfolk)