Diabetes has been on the rise globally for decades, and it is estimated that about 5% of people in Ireland have diabetes. Although there is no cure to either of the two types of diabetes, type 2 is brought on largely by a lack of exercise. Therefore, it is no surprise that exercise can help manage the condition and keep people who have it healthier for longer.
By the year 2035, there will be an estimated 600 million people that will live with diabetes on a daily basis. In 2014, there were nearly five million deaths associated with the condition and one in two sufferers don’t even realise they have it.