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Keeping Active is best

Can anybody remember when England Won the world cup ? That's the year I was diagnosed T1 at 3yrs old. Still at work & have never been unemployed in my life. I know its the best way. A simple walk benefits.

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Keep going.All the best.

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Apart walking, what medicatiion do you take?

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Every weekend Out on Mountain bike. & full time employed up & down ladders all day. Alarms etc.

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As a T1 I am on Insulin via a pump(Medtronic). I am full of holes as since being 3 a lot of injections (4 a day before pump). To say I adore my pump is an understatement !

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Much strength to you Hobieone, and may you continue to be active always. I for one have believed that the more active we remain and work, the better our health.

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I am absolutely in this concept. Keep it up πŸ‘

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Thanks for your reply

How do you keep managing your blood sugar fluctuations when you exercise strenuously if you are on insulin.?Does the pump you use adjust insulin doses specially to keep off hypo?

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Good Question ! No it does not but if I know I was doing a particular thing like peddling 20 miles I would put a Temp Basal on pump. I love my Medtronic Pump. (world leaders)

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Is there any secret to get motivated to remain active. I understand the concept, know the benefits of exercise, talk about it to others but for some reason unless there is a push i do not get motivated to remain physically active. Mentally I keep active most of the time, but to go out and do exercise happens only once in a while. I wasted my 3 months paid zym membership. I do not know what to do. I do not know 14 years of diabetes pushing me to sort of depressed state preventing from self motivation?. I find all sort of reasons not to do exercise, similar to a doctor smoking knowing smoking is bad. How to come out of it?

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I think my parents had something to do with it. I too joined a gym & went twice because I much preferred to go out no my mountain bike & see what was happening. Its weird but not daft. Where I live people try there hardest to park there car inside the paper shop on a Sunday morning. So annoying ! A short walk would do great things for health

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Thanks

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The top secret is YOURSELF. A self-motivation roots from self-love and strong determination to achieve some goals you've set. For example don't wait for someone you know to go to gym with you so that you can enjoy going exercise. You can do it on your own as in the end of exercise session, it is YOU who gains benefits. Remember the more you love and care for yourself physically and emotionally, you will be able to overcome all sorts of excuses that tend to stop you from being active. Good luck.

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Thank you. I fully agree with you. I do understand and many times feel sorry for myself not able to implement my own ideas and schedule. At the end no one can eat and exercise or take medicine for me to get benefits. But somehow I fail to implement what my intellect say, mostly influenced by habits/mind over intellect. I am hopeful of taking control eventually as I understand better cause and effects and influence mind. Thanks

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There is no need to feel sorry if you can't keep up with the exercise regime today no matter what reasons are. You always still can do it tomorrow and you even can do it better. We always learn from what happened yesterday and try to improve both quality and quantity. Most importantly in order to maintain the exercise routine, choose physical activities that you enjoy doing them and within your strength. Good luck.

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Thank you.

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We do what we can. No pressure.

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Thanks.

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Anytime!πŸ˜€πŸ‘

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Hi sbhat2000,

Sometimes, when a person is wanting to do something (exercise), but they end up not having the time since their schedule is full, it's not that person's fault and they shouldn't blame themselves. What I do is, I go walking at my job for as long as I'm working during the day during the week. On weekends, I take a mini break from exercise because I have to catch up on the errands/chores I need to do that hasn't been done. If you try to do exercise and it doesn't happen, you can always try for the next day. Exercise, or lack of, should never make a person depressed.

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Thank you. I also wants to know wheather inability to produce enough energy at mitochondrial level due to inability to burn sugar/fat is anything to do with lack of helplessness/interest/motivation. I also know carbohydrate rich food is pushing me to comfort zone and make me to crave for it overriding my will power. It may be carbohydrate food is reward for me or keeping me away from awareness of stress similar to alcohol. I am determined to come out of this cycle and trying to find different ways. I think inability to cope with stress is pushing me in this direction. Thanks.

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The body and also the brain do need carbs. to function and work the correct way. If a person eats too much carbs., the blood sugars go too high. If you eat too little carb., then you can have lows. I eat a low carb. and high protein diet because this helps keep the blood sugars even for me during the day and at the evening hours. Everyone is different-- same as Diabetes.

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Thank you. I have reduced carb from last 10 months and seen tremendous improvement. I have left completely rice, wheat and other high carb foods except for few occasions. It helped me to reduce 6 to 8 times a day eating to 2 to 3 times a day. Reduced in portion size by 60 %. Remains more calmer than earlier and brought my a1c level between 6.2 to 6.7 range without taking medicine.

However, I have lot of confusion s about portion size I eat and type of food and macros. I still think that I may be eating more than what I need, more hidden carbs etc. I rarely see ketones in urine strip. If someone share what they eat in LCHF, especially portion size it would have been great help. I am vegetarian, eat eggs only once in a while, and avoiding milk products as much as possible due to ibs and gas.

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A lot of the members do LCHF dieting..... How many carbs do you have at each meal?

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I think i am going wrong in figuring out grams of carb in each meal. Now I have brought one scale to see weight of foods but not started using yet. Surprised to see one apple is 200 gm. May be for few weeks I have to monitor it identifing carb in each food. Problem will be calculating carbs in cooked food since it contains many mixed vegetables dal coconuts spices and variable amounts of water.

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I can send you a message explaining how to count the carbs.. Would you like me to do that after I get back from my lunch?

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Ok.Thanks

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Just sent the private message now. Sorry for the delay.

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Activity YOU do load of STUFF. Keeping at it is good for you & I regularly play chess on the computer. 80% win record. I had a Libre on & could watch bg go down. I really like to win.

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Thank you for that, HOBIEONE! Yes, you're right about me doing a lot. It's the timing for everything and getting it taken care of on a timely manner. I'm amazed that I don't get tired out. :-)

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Good luck Abhat. You are half-way there with that attitude.

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Thanks

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Have been for a short walk this morning. Remembrance Day at our village. Big turnout of people. 1 mate of mine is ex Army & now OFF all his T2 meds.

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"Lest We Forget"....πŸŒ»πŸ’‚πŸŒ»

Good on your mate πŸ‘.... Absolutely possible for T2s to go off their meds.

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I have 2 mates who where on T2 meds & one who was T2 on insulin. Not now. I felt sorry for ones Dog because he used to walk the legs off it.

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