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Type 1 Hard to breathe

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Richtie, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. Richtie

    Richtie Type 1 · Member

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    Hi all diagnosed type 1 last and I'm in my late 40's. I have since gained weight and now trying to exercise. I used to be reasonably fit and stopped smoking 3 months before my diagnosis, I now find it hard to breathe during alot of my exercise , I fight for oxygen as sometimes I feel as though I am suffocating. Any ideas or solutions would be great.
     
  2. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    That's not good @Richtie , have you mentioned this to your Dr or diabetes team, if not I would do so just to be safe.
     
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    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    @Richtie It would be best to see your doctor for a general check up. Breathlessness can be caused by many things, and what you're experiencing may not be related to your diabetes.
     
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    lynn007 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi I have been like this I gave up smoking almost 3 years now I do have asthma and use inhalers but I was having breathing problems and I think it was the extra weight so went to dr and she gave me tablets for asthma and they been really good ...go to your dr dont struggle
     
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    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Hi and welcome. I think you will find your breathlessness has nothing to do with the diabetes unless it's way out of control. Time to see the GP I think.
     
  6. Richtie

    Richtie Type 1 · Member

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    Thanx all for replies, yup it's scary , will take advice and see GP asap. I too , lynn007 am wondering if it's asthma. Thanx again all for advice
     
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