Diabetes affects millions of people around the world. Factors such as poor nutrition and obesity contribute to these rising rates. There are many treatment approaches that are currently used to treat diabetes. But can physiotherapy help diabetic patients? Exercise is a primary component of the work that physiotherapists do with their clients. As a result, physiotherapy can be an invaluable tool in helping manage diabetes and other health conditions. Understanding Diabetes Diabetes is a disorder related to the body’s metabolism. Its primary characteristic is a high level of blood sugar that results from the inability to properly use or produce insulin. In Type 1 diabetes, a person is unable to produce the insulin needed to transport glucose (sugar) from the blood and into the cells. Type 2 diabetes involves the body’s inability to respond to the insulin that is present, which prevents the uptake of glucose by the cells and…

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