Our Exercise Physiologist will show you the safe and right way to exercise to help manage your Type 2 Diabetes.

Regular exercise can:

  • Stabilise blood glucose levels long term.
  • Improve the body’s response to insulin which can lower your blood glucose levels for up to 24 hours!
  • Increase muscle strength and muscle size resulting in increased insulin sensitivity.
  • Increase uptake of blood glucose.
  • Help weight control by decreasing fat mass.
  • Reduce blood pressure.
  • Reduce cholesterol levels.
  • Help prevent complications associated with Type 2 Diabetes.
  • Improve mental health.

What do the sessions cost?

Sessions are funded by Medicare.

How do the sessions work?

Initial assessment

Our Exercise Physiologist will look at your medical history, do a physical assessment, set goals and create an exercise plan just for you.

Exercise prescription

Eight group sessions and our Exercise Physiologist will provide you with an exercise program to do at home or connect you with other community-based exercise facilities.

Post assessment

You review goals and objective measures.

Do I need a referral for group exercise sessions?

Yes, you will need a referral from your GP before joining the group exercise sessions.


A referral from a GP is needed to obtain Medicare rebates for Type 2 diabetes sessions.

A GP Management Plan must be in place.

MBS item numbers: 81110 and 81115

How do I ask a question about the Diabetes Group Exercise Sessions?

Call the Active Living Program team on (03) 5406 1200 with your question or to book an appointment with our Exercise Physiologist.

What’s an Exercise Physiologist?

An Allied Health professional specialising in preventing and managing health conditions and injury treatment.

An Exercise Physiologist works with consumers in areas such as:

  • diabetes
  • heart disease
  • obesity
  • asthma
  • chronic pain
  • cancer
  • osteoarthritis
  • osteoporosis
  • COPD
  • chronic pain
  • impaired balance
  • rehabilitation for injury or before and after surgery.

Do you offer other diabetes services?

Our Credentialled Diabetes Educators can help you to adapt to a life with diabetes, support you to set goals for self-managing your diabetes and educate you on the diabetes process.

They can support you with:

Credentialled Diabetes Educators are available Monday to Friday at our Eaglehawk site and at outreach clinics at Strathfieldsaye Primary Health and Elmore Primary Health.

To learn more about our diabetes programs click here

Last updated: January 2020