In T2db the diabetic loses weight. There are many recommendations on sites. Rutuja says grnerally advice on weight loss is give. She says once db starts person loses weight and muscle mass. The hands and legs become lean. She emphasises not to reduce weight if you r not obese, but to increase strenght. In t2db the cells become confused and the sugar or energy is not properly utised by the cells. This results into muscles loss. My question is how to increase strenght. A person nearing 70 cant tolerate the intensity rrsulting from sit ups, pull ups or weight lifting. The perspn may have back problems, uric acid problems which give body aches. Can anyone throw light on the issue of icreasing strength with db at age around 70?