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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 Move Together team is here to help you make small changes that could make a big difference to your health. Our Move Together pathway is for people living in Oxfordshire with long term health conditions, including Type 2 Diabetes, and has helped hundreds of residents to increase activity levels and make a real, lasting difference to their health.
Receive motivational support and advice
Complete our online Move Together enquiry form to receive free motivational phone support and advice from one of our Move Together co-ordinators.
After your first phone call with us, you will receive the following support and information:
- An Active Pack including workbooks & resources to help you start your personalised plan for a more active lifestyle.
- Information and signposting for a wide range of physical activity opportunities local to you, which are suitable for your individual needs and preferences.
- Local community outreach as advised by the Move Together coordinator to include relevant community activities, such as health walks and local groups - all based on your preferences and interests.
- Various online activity opportunities from trusted sources, e.g., NHS Fitness Studio, Digital Apps - Couch to 5k, Active 10, BHF etc.
- Access to the EXi App, an NHS endorsed App / activity tracker providing advice, guidance and range of activities for people managing long-term health conditions.
- Access to live online activity classes led by qualified instructors.
- Home activity packs with advice and guidance; workbooks; personal progress card & other additional local resources if relevant (e.g. theraband / step counter etc.)
Your local Move Together coordinator is here to provide motivation, advice and support and will stay in touch throughout your journey to a more active life.
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 Oxfordshire's diabetes activity programme. 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."