I received an email from a fellow diabetic the other day, in response to this blog recently appearing in the Club Physical newsletter. She asked if I'd mention whether I am a Type 1 or Type 2 diabetic. Type 1 diabetics are insulin dependent, whereas Type 2 diabetics produce their own insulin - but take prescription medicines to decrease insulin resistance in their blood cells. For the record, I'm a Type 2 diabetic.
Why is this important? Exercise and diet can affect different diabetics in different ways, and what's healthy practice for a Type 2 diabetic may be different for a Type 1 diabetic. In general terms however, exercise within reason and healthy eating will benefit both groups. As with any exercise or diet program, please consult your doctor before undertaking any challenges such as the 12 Week Transformation Challenge, to ensure that you're not taking any unnecessary health risks.
Keep healthy and happy - and look out for my next blog update a little after Easter. Which reminds me, have a very happy Easter everyone! And if you're diabetic as I am, take it easy on those hot cross buns and easter eggs!