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Training after 14 years of having it

Discussion in 'Type 2 with Insulin' started by MrCuddlyMoses, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. MrCuddlyMoses

    MrCuddlyMoses · Active Member

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    Never offered any training, since 2004 now my new GP of a year said that I could do with training but I can not because of the time since I was diagnosed. Is there any other way to have access to training like dafnea or Desmond sorry for the spelling.
    Any help would ne great thanks
     
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    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    DAFNE and DESMOND are different courses for different types of diabetes.
    I can only speak for DAFNE which is for T1 diabetes.
    There is no time limit to when you can attend a course, some people are sent on the course for a second time to refresh them on how the course works.
     
  3. Rokaab

    Rokaab Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I recently got sent on a CHOICE course (that's West Berkshires version of DAFNE) and I was diagnosed in 1977!
    No time limit - but again that's a course for T1's
     
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    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    There is a scheme called Exercise On Referral in which your GP prescribes subsidised exercise at the local gym.
    If you go to your local leisure centre they should be able to tell you if that kind of scheme is available to you.
    What is stopping you getting going by yourself? I am posting a link here to a great 'kitchen workout' by Dr Ronan Chatterjee:

    That's the muscles covered! Can you walk or swim or run up a flight of stairs. yes, then that's the heart trained too...
    FYi ParkRun now encourage diabetics to come and walk around the 5k route (ParkRun Prove). It is free and again, you don't need to run !
     
  5. MrCuddlyMoses

    MrCuddlyMoses · Active Member

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    I'm unable to walk very far and use a walking stick
     
  6. MrCuddlyMoses

    MrCuddlyMoses · Active Member

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    Here in Somerset they are saying that there is a time limit but will speak to my consultant about it
     
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    MrCuddlyMoses · Active Member

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    In Somerset they say there is :-(
     
  8. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    I guess you are Type 2 as you have posted in a type 2 thread. The course is DESMOND for type 2s.
    https://www.diabetes.co.uk/education/desmond.html

    It is not available in all areas, but all areas do have some sort of similar courses. One of which is the X-Pert course.
     
  9. NicoleC1971

    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I would start with what you can manage even if that is just up to the first lamp post on your street and back again. If you did get to a gym using a light resistance bike for up to 20 minutes would be enough. There are also chair based workouts and you can use a couple of cans for weights. But if you are not confident then a trainer at your local gym could get you started. Best of luck! As the link below says No Mattter How Slow You Go You are Still Lapping Everyone On The Couch...
     
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    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry I am posting about exercise when I think you mean diabetes training. Sorry and hope you find a suitable course as you are entitled to it but its a local lottery as to what if anything is provided.
     
  11. Frustrated24

    Frustrated24 Type 2 · Member

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    Diabetes UK have online training.
     
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