Diabetes prevention could be helped with cheap fitness classes

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The way we treat diabetes in the future is up for debate.

Experts from organisations including the University of Birmingham, Diabetes UK, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes are gathering tomorrow.

They will decide which policies and strategies should be recommended to the government.

The health organisations will be coming up with key preventative measures to combat the rise in Type 2 diabetes in the UK.

If the government was able to subsidise fitness classes, to make them affordable to all, then I would love to run them whether this was for adults or for children.

Many of us working in the fitness industry know that improving eating habits, reducing sugar intake and increasing physical activity are all key factors in preventing Type 2 diabetes.

There are risk factors for diabetes, some of which are preventable, such as weight gain around the middle, high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure.

Losing weight, being generally more active, stopping smoking and cutting down on your alcohol, sugary foods and drink all help to lower the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Exercise is known to increase insulin sensitivity which essentially helps to tackle the root cause of the problem while at the same time assisting the reduction of cholesterol and lowering high blood pressure.

If more investment was made in helping a greater percentage of the population gain access to physical activity through organised sports and fitness classes such as my BodyBlast BootCamp then a larger number of diabetes may be prevented.