Diabetes is a disease that has reached epidemic proportions in the westernized world.  This is however mainly true for Type 2 Diabetes which is a lifestyle related disease.  Type 1 Diabetes is not caused by lifestyle and effects people from all age groups.

One must therefor distinguish between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.

Type 1 Diabetes:  Body cannot produce insulin

Type 2 Diabetes:  Body becomes resistant to insulin

Physical exercise is extremely important in the management of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, as it enhances quality of life and decrease the risk of some of the associated diseases like cardiovascular disease.  It increase insulin sensitivity and improves your lipo-profile.  

Starting to exercise once you have been diagnosed with diabetes can be daunting.  BioLife Health and Fitness has developed this program to address the uncertainties that one experience when you want to start exercising but are unsure what the safest and most effective method would be.

The program involves a multidisciplinary team that focuses on providing education, guidance and support to Diabetics.

Hannes one of the biokineticists at BioLife health and fitness has a daughter with Type 1 Diabetes and therefore understands the challenges and uniqueness of this disease.  Him and his family has overcome challenges and obstacles facing Type  1 Diabetics.  We are proud to share that Hannes and his daughter will be doing the 94.7 bicycle challenge on the 18th of November 2018, to create awareness for this disease.  

Type 2 diabetes is a disease that falls within the general scope of biokinetics as each person with Type 2 Diabetes can improve their condition and enhance quality of life by making lifestyle changes that includes the correct diet and regular exercise.

There is an increasing need for guidance when it comes to exercising with Diabetes, and often people need additional support and motivation to adhere to the lifestyle changes they would like to make.  It is also an illness where knowledge is power and with our program we try to address all of these aspects.

You need a referral from a medical practitioner after which we will contact you to make and appointment.  The program follows a specific process to ensure that you understand what needs to be done and that you will have the tools to make the changes necessary to improve quality of life.

It also gives you the opportunity to train with supervision and in groups to help motivate and excite so that you will adhere to the program., 

Step 1:  Referral from doctor, dietitian or specialist

Step 2:  Initial consultation, evaluation and feedback (3 sessions)

Step 3:  12 week training program (supervision and education NB)

Step 4:  Maintenance program

Consultation, evaluation and feedback:  

  • Registration with program and 30 min first consultation: R410
  • 60-90 min evaluation:  R590
  • 60 min feedback; R490

Supervised exercise sessions with weekly education session:  

  • One-on-one training:  R410/session
  • Supervised group/gymnasium sessions:  R730/month
Maintenance program:
  • Continue with supervised training:  R730/month