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Did you know that physical activity can both help reduce your risk of diabetes and for people with diabetes, physical activity can also help you manage this condition? It helps to control your blood sugar levels, as well as improve your physical and mental wellbeing.
We know that taking up physical activity if you haven't done any for a while can be daunting. That is why the GO Active Get Healthy team is here to help you make small changes that could make a big difference to your health.
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GO Active Get Healthy Activity Pack (PDF, 7.4 Mb)
Receive motivational phone support and advice
Complete our online Diabetes enquiry form to receive free motivational phone support and advice from one of our friendly team members.
After your first phone call with us, you will receive an Active Pack with the following information:
- A Moving Medicine Workbook to help you start your personalised plan for a more active lifestyle
- A Moving Medicine infographic with tips to help you keep active
- According to personalised planning, patient is offered physical activity opportunities from the variety of options.
- Local community outreach as advised by the District Coordinator to include relevant community activities available via facilities or outdoor activities (in consideration of any COVID restrictions).
- Various online activity / exercise opportunities from trusted sources, e.g. NHS Fitness Studio, Digital Apps - Couch to 5k, Active 10, BHF etc.
- EXi App: Free NHS endorsed App, activity tracker, advice, guidance and range of activity accommodating the patient's diabetes (& other co-morbidities).
- Offline - hard copy pack: generic pack with activity advice and guidance; activity workbooks, personal progress card & other additional local resources if relevant (e.g. theraband / step counter etc.)
We will call again after 3, 6 and 12 months to continue offering you motivation and support to help you reach your goals.
Dick Tracey was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in April 2019, aged 63. As well as changing his diet, Dick was keen to start getting active.
Dick then found out about GAGH-D. He received tailored advice from the GO Active Physical Activity Specialists, who motivated and encouraged Dick to take part in regular exercises, supporting him to start cycling regularly Dick lost 20% of his body mass, went into remission and is now able to control his diabetes with physical activity and diet alone.
Dick says: "I'm absolutely convinced none of this would have happened if I hadn't met Active Oxfordshire."