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THE PLEASURE OF BEING ABLE TO WALK

Discussion in 'Success Stories and Testimonials' started by Viv0147, May 15, 2018.

  1. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    At the end of the day it is quality of life that trumps everything else. Congratulations on improving yours.

    Now I have to give myself a stern talking to and remember that jealousy is not an attractive quality :D
     
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  2. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    @Viv0147 do you still take metformin?
    I cannot wait to return to it.
    A 2st weight loss does help from metformin. I've been off it months now.
    But until then I force myself to walk, even in pain. My walking is getting worse, not better. Dihydrocodeine causes me inflammation. On less ibuprofen I can see and feel the difference.

    A great success for you @Viv0147. :)
     
  3. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I'm jealous too.
    I took walking soooo much for granted. Booking a mobility scooter yesterday brought my difficulties right in my face. I never thought, I, me, would have to do this. I know only temporary so I guess that's helping. At least, it had better be.
     
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  4. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Aye, lass. You don't miss things 'til they're gone. Chin up, by this time next year you could be doing marathons!
     
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  5. kokhongw

    kokhongw I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Inspirational!
     
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  6. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Psychologist (diabetes one) today has lifted my spirits. She feels my mental health has improved. We did a questionnaire to prove it. I remember how I was feeling on my last one.
    I'm feeling very refreshed and on decent food for a change. My diet helps with my mood, to want to walk (even in pain).
    I can see a brighter walking future, thanks to @Guzzler's encouragement too. :) :) :)
     
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  7. Contralto

    Contralto Other · Expert

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    that is just downright inspiring!
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I'm so thankful to @Viv0147 for posting this. :) :) :)
    I will definitely keep it in mind now. :)
     
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    exjersey Type 2 · Newbie

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    Well done. My leg pains I have been putting down to my arthritis, but maybe it's my T2D!
    I'm trying not to take metformin even though the DNs seem determined to put me on it!
    I have lost over 10% of my original weight on the HFLC diet, so hope this will help. My walking is so bad and painful at the moment, I've started to think I need motorized help
     
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    exjersey Type 2 · Newbie

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    I didn't know T2D could affect legs. Mine are so painful I'm thinking of buying some kind of motorized walking aid.
     
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    Clase Type 2 · Member

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  12. Clase

    Clase Type 2 · Member

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    Good morning everyone.
    Very well done. The walk on the prom sounds brilliant and a real reward for all your hard work! I once heard exercise, particularly walking, described as WD40 for the joints!
    I went Nordic walking on Wednesday after a long lay off after falling down some stairs. It felt brilliant!
     
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  13. Rhino54

    Rhino54 Prediabetes · Newbie

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    Well done. This is the most inspirational post I have read. I live near the sea and in a first floor flat I am going to try and follow your wise action. Thank you for posting this.


    I live alone in an upstairs flat I knew if something bad happened I would have to move out of my flat which I love, and my prospects of a good life were going to go down the drain! It frightened me so much I changed my lifestyle, and after doing quite a lot of research I decided to go on a low carb high-fat diet without exercise because of the pain.
    Well move on 3 years diabetes has reversed, I am no longer on medication and at the age of 70 (11stone 12 Lbs), I walk along the promenade 1.2 miles every morning without any pain weather permitting breathing in the sea air. If not I have a mini exercise bike so I do 30 minutes on that while watching the telly lol I really hope this story will encourage whoever is feeling a bit down you can beat diabetes! Effort yes, without doubt, rewards wonderful. Good Luck[/QUOTE]
     
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