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I have diabetics since past 4years my age is 65. My weight is 110 kilo and have weak kees please guide me how do I loose weight. I can't walk.

I have diabetics since past 4years my age is 65. My weight is 110 kilo and have weak kees please guide me how do I loose weight. I can't walk.

To lose weight: You need to take in fewer calories than you burn off. If you can't burn off many, you need to eat even less. Even if you have bad knees, you can do water aerobics and also exercise your upper body with hand weight. That burns off calories just like any other exercise. ...Read more

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Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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At about 4 in the morning I have crippling cramps all up my legs, so I walk on the side of my foot with my toes locked up. Could I be a diabetic male at age 20?

At about 4 in the morning I have crippling cramps all up my legs, so I walk on the side of my foot with my toes locked up. Could I be a diabetic male at age 20?

Nocturnal leg cramps: Sounds as if you are having nocturnal leg cramps and they can be very painful. There are many causes including nutritional, excess physical activity, mineral imbalance, medication side effects etc. You need to talk to your doctor if they continue. Mean while try taking tablets of calcium/magnesium/zinc twice per day and be sure your are following a healthy lifestyle. Do not smoke or drug use. ...Read more

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How important are diabetic socks. I've tried them for two weeks and they drive me crazy since they won't stay up. I walk about 4-5 miles a day.

How important are diabetic socks. I've tried them for two weeks and they drive me crazy since they won't stay up. I walk about 4-5 miles a day.

Socks: Socks don't have diabetes so there are no "diabetic' socks. Please go to a store such as Binson's (there are several other store - look them up on the web) and your problem will be over. ...Read more

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How much should a diabetic walk?

How much should a diabetic walk?

As much as they: Are comfortable with, without causing physical trauma, foot damage, cardiovascular stress, BP elevation, aggravation of other medical problems, etc. With the proper precautions walking is excellent exercise for people with diabetes and also helps with weight reduction, glucose control, BP lowering and lipids as well. Make sure to wear proper footwear, stretch before and after, warm-up/cooldown. ...Read more

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Why can't diabetic people walk barefoot?

Why can't diabetic people walk barefoot?

They can: If they have peripheral neuropathy and cannot feel sensation in the feet they may not know that they have stepped on something that has caused an injury which can threaten their foot. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea for someone with type 1 diabetes to go for a 15 minute jog or is it best to walk?

Is it a good idea for someone with type 1 diabetes to go for a 15 minute jog or is it best to walk?

It's fine: More intense cardiovascular workout is fine, especially since you are not talking about running a marathon - then I would always use a buddy system and have someone with me. But a 15 minute jog is fine. If you have history of hypoglycemic episodes, just make sure you eat and drink a little bit before your jog and make sure you tuck your glucose tablets in your sock in case you feel shaky. ...Read more

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Have no enough money to join the gym, I just got diagnosed with diabetes when is the best time to walk or jog to get exercise?

Have no enough money to join the gym, I just got diagnosed with diabetes when is the best time to walk or jog to get exercise?

Make part of daily..: Try to make exercise part of tour daily routine and incorporate in to things you already do. Do you have a dog? He is a built in treadmill, no dog I know would not love t. ...Read more

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My A1c is 5.3 but my fasting (lab)stays around 97-104.How can I get my fasting lower? Why can't I get it back to 80s? I walk 30 min dail. Not diabetic

My A1c is 5.3 but my fasting (lab)stays around 97-104.How can I get my fasting lower? Why can't I get it back to 80s? I walk 30 min dail. Not diabetic

Labs are fine.: As long as your A1c is that low, that level of fasting blood sugar is fine. There is no need to try to get it any lower, although I agree that the daily walking is a good idea. You're doing great! ...Read more

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Both of my feet hurt like i, m walking on rocks. I, m heavy I don, t have diabetes. It, s getting more and more uncomforable to work or walk.

Both of my feet hurt like i, m walking on rocks. I, m heavy I don, t have diabetes. It, s getting more and more uncomforable to work or walk.

Many possibilities: Foot pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

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I'm 33 year old diabetic for 20 years. I have fair blood control. I came back from a walk tested blood at 55 and had pins and needles sensation. Why?

I'm 33 year old diabetic for 20 years. I have fair blood control. I came back from a walk tested blood at 55 and had pins and needles sensation. Why?

Hypoglycemia: The low level is modest, but raises a question of how well controlled your diet and medication truly is. Would discuss further with your endocrinologist. The pins and needles may be only symptoms, but diabetics can have peripheral neuropathies as a complication. Have your doctor check it out. ...Read more

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What to do if I have alot of pain in my left heal my right big toe is also very painfull can't hardly walk could this be the begin of diabetes.?

What to do if I have alot of pain in my left heal my right big toe is also very painfull can't hardly walk could this be the begin of diabetes.?

Heel pain: Heel pain and big toe pain may be from many other conditions. Symptoms of high blood sugar (diabetes)include blurred vision, tiredness, itchy skin, increased urination, thirst, increased appetite, weight loss and excessive urination at night. Get your doctor to check your fasting glucose and A1c test if you have any of these symptoms ...Read more

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After walk friend's pulse got 130 & took an hr to come 96.Has diabetes & stents were put in heart 10 years ago. Can it be cardio again. No other symptom?

After walk friend's pulse got 130 & took an hr to come 96.Has diabetes & stents were put in heart 10 years ago. Can it be cardio again. No other symptom?

Fast pulse: This is an abnormal reaction to the activity you performed, and the recovery time was too prolonged and possibly incomplete as 96 is an abnormally fast heart rate at rest. With your history and this situation, I feel a cardiologist should evaluate your cardiac status and current treatment. ...Read more

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Sometimes after I eat I get tired nauseous and I feel like im about to pass out I can barely walk. My uncle has diabetes but my blood tests are normal?

Sometimes after I eat I get tired nauseous and I feel like im about to pass out I can barely walk. My uncle has diabetes but my blood tests are normal?

Postprandial syndrom: The postprandial syndrome shows multiple symptoms of adrenergic nervous system over-activity (sweating, tremors, fatigue, weakness, dizzy, fast heart beat) ~2-3 hours after eating. This is called 'idiopathic' in cases where there is no low glucoses seen, though low glucoses may cause similar symptoms. Treatment for both types involve dietary change --small snacks and avoiding excess simple sugars. ...Read more

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I am diabetic and walk daily 30-45mins but want should I take for my breakfast. I am 47 years old. Currently taking janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) 50/1000?

I am diabetic and walk daily 30-45mins but want should I take for my breakfast. I am 47 years old. Currently taking janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) 50/1000?

Glucose control: Lose weight by diet and exercise. Keep your glucose in control. Janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) is fine - need to be taken twice per day unless it's the xr. You may need additional medication as well. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I get shin splints every time I walk. (i am diabetic if that matters in this situation). How can I prevent this from happening every time?

I get shin splints every time I walk. (i am diabetic if that matters in this situation). How can I prevent this from happening every time?

Shin splints: This condition is often more about the shoes you wear. I would recommend finding a shoe store that can measure your gait and watch you walk to find the right shoes to prevent shin splints. A good podiatrist may also be of assistance with this. ...Read more

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My foot goes numb sometimes when I walk or sit down I am also type 2 diabetic but the numbness when walking just started?

My foot goes numb sometimes when I walk or sit down I am also type 2 diabetic but the numbness when walking just started?

Not just diabetes: B"sd By foot, assume you mean one and not both feet. This suggests something other than diabetic neuropathy, which you may have also, since it is usually symmetric. If the problem persists, then conditions such as "pinched" nerve or spinal stenois or impaired blood supply need to be considered. ...Read more

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I am a diabetic since 4 yrs and since last month I have observed a blood clot on my 2nd finger of both toes, happens when I have my routine walk?

I am a diabetic since 4 yrs and since last month I have observed a blood clot on my 2nd finger of both toes, happens when I have my routine walk?

Need foot exam: You may be suffering from improper shoe wear which can be exquisitely dangerous in a diabetic. I am assuming by seeing a blood clot, you mean a scab or blood blister. You should certainly have a foot exam to make sure you are getting appropriate blood supply to those toes and make sure your shoes are not causing damage. Get checked out to avoid eventual amputation. Also keep close eye on sugars. ...Read more

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