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Type two and cycling

Discussion in 'Fitness, Exercise and Sport' started by KurvZ, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. KurvZ

    KurvZ · Well-Known Member

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    I used to be a keen cyclist 4 years ago and I lost a lot of weight thanks to it and a change of diet , but then I had a series of bad luck events and went off the rails ..

    I ended up putting on all the weight and gave up my Cycling and eventually found out a month ago I'm Type II

    Well I'm back on the Bike and have started riding early Saturday mornings , and as I'm losing weight and becoming more active , I'm going to increase my mileage on the bike .. I was good for 20 miles this Saturday and felt OK with it ..

    Before going out I doubled my Shreddies and took a Banana with me , which I ate half and seemed fine with that , but now I'm getting ready to up the pace should I gently increase my Mileage or just go with what feels ok with my body ??

    I still haven't got any Glucose Tablets yet do I get them from the Chemist what are they called ..

    because I have had two lowish BG readings 3.9 and 3.8 and had no symptons at all I'm wondering would I get a warning before a hypo or will it happen really quick ?

    ah well thanks for any input Dave
     
  2. JUSTFOCUS

    JUSTFOCUS · Well-Known Member

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    Hello Dave i also am a type 2 I can't speak about anyone but myself i actually had been diabetic for a long time before diagnosis .However when i was diagnosed it made me realise i had had all the tell tale signs and never realised .It would be a good thing to use a meter especially when your training on your bike .Good luck mate :)
     
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    viviennem Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Dave

    Dextrose tablets. I get mine from the chemist, but other shops may have them. Someone warned us off the orange ones (horrible tasting, apparently); I have lemon and ordinary.

    My BGs don't often go under 4, and I have never had hypo symptoms during the day, but being advised that '4 is the floor' I treated myself with a couple of dextrose tabs, tested again after 15 mins to see if the reading was up again (it was) and then ate a biscuit. The levels stayed up.

    I would say it's important to test regularly while you're cycling bcause exercise can make your readings go up as well as down - or so I'm told! :wink:

    Well done on your improvement!

    Viv 8)
     
  4. KurvZ

    KurvZ · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys , yeah I'm going to ask my wife to get me some today as I will never remember , I shall avoid the orange ones ..
    I'm really looking forward to my Saturday rides as I take my Compact Camera with and have got some great shots so far , being a keen Photographer both Hobbies will fit well together ..

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    Dave
     
  5. KurvZ

    KurvZ · Well-Known Member

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    Well just an update , today was my 4th cycle ride and by far the hardest , I met up with 3 riders from my old Cycle Club , they are all fit as can be , and there was me lol ..

    I didn't manage to keep up the pace , but one always waited for me if I dropped back , but after riding 8 miles to get to the forest , then doing 10 miles of proper off road I was shatter and had to make my way home after we stopped for a Cuppa :p..

    But I'm glad to say my BG isn't dropping much , although I know I'm exercising I almost double my Breakfast and eat Half a Large Banana , now I'm increasing my mileage slowly from 16-20-22 and today 26 I'm hoping this will aid me with my food needs .. ( that I can control depending on the amount of exercise I'm doing

    More good news I have now officially lost 3 stone since the beginning of March , so I guess things will start to slow down , I'm still feeling great Medication giving me no Side effects as such , I'm now looking forward to dropping below 100KG and then I will treat myself to a new Bike maybe ..

    Also would like to take the time to thank all whom have helped me out since I joined this forum things are becoming more clearer every week , so thanks you're a great bunch , Dave
     
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    Gappy · Well-Known Member

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    I'll race you to dropping under 100kg! I'm fearing a bad week this week but was 101.7 last week. Good to have them milestones to aim for keep at it!
     
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