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Offline simon E

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Any other cyclists on here?
« on: 13 December 2014, 01:59:45 PM »
I tried running for my exercise to combat my T2 but struggled to find the time to run. So when I changed jobs to one about 8 miles away rather than the 25 of the previous job I bought a Road bike (racer to anyone the same generation as me... Ionly learnt the new term when I went to buy one) and started cycling to work.

At first it was 2 days a week then grew to 4 then 5 most weeks if I take car 2 times a month I'd be surprised. Apparently its one of the best form of exercise for people like myself a few Kilos (okay stones) heavier than I should have been as its a low impact exercise. Ive lost at least 2 stone over the 2 years (exercise linked with watching what I eat)

Now on a day off when Ben is at school and Lauras at work I cycle between 30 and 50 miles for the peace and quiet it helps stress levels no end (when I leave work on it the hassles and stresses of a busy day go within a hundred yards as well)

So is anyone else a keen cyclist, and did they take to it like myself to try and combat their Diabetes? 

   
T2. New Medication (08/08/2013) SR 1gm Metformin and 40mg Gliclazide - seeing how i get on with this dosage

Old med 3 x normal 850mg Metformin and 40 mg Glliclazide

Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Any other cyclists on here?
« Reply #1 on: 13 December 2014, 05:15:56 PM »
Hubby bought me a bike for Xmas a few years ago.  I hadn't ridden for about 20 odd years.  First time I rode it I fell off.  Then we realised that there is NOWHERE to ride round here that isn't up and down steep hills and/or on scary main roads.  So we sold them.
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Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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Offline simon E

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Re: Any other cyclists on here?
« Reply #2 on: 13 December 2014, 08:36:13 PM »
Shame you sold them Patti, but if you aren't comfortable or don't enjoy doing something then there's no point to it. I'd got a heavy mountain bike in the shed which I'd probably rode for a total 15 miles in 10 years of ownership...... I sold it and bought a lighter Road bike after a couple 'offs' both me falling off not getting knocked off.... I got the hang of it.....and to the amazement of Laura used it! she had visions of it languishing in the shed like its predecessor.... after a year of constant use she even let me upgrade it to a better one

One I had to laugh afterwards I misjudged a dropped kerb trying to bump up it to get out the way of an ambulance ........   
T2. New Medication (08/08/2013) SR 1gm Metformin and 40mg Gliclazide - seeing how i get on with this dosage

Old med 3 x normal 850mg Metformin and 40 mg Glliclazide

Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Any other cyclists on here?
« Reply #3 on: 14 December 2014, 02:02:31 PM »
Ironic.
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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Offline Lisa65

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Re: Any other cyclists on here?
« Reply #4 on: 17 December 2014, 04:26:13 PM »
I enjoy cycling but I'm a fair weather rider. I did cycle to work all summer but seeing as I only work a mile from home it wasn't much effort to do so. I did some longer runs over summer, the longest being about 32 miles round the New Forest. Not had the bike out of the shed since about October though.
I have a Cannondale trail mountain  bike which I inherited from my partner when he bought himself a new one. It's a mans bike and slightly on the big side for me, but it's nice and light.

Do you clip in to ride? I bought the shoes and SPD pedals but it scares me to death and I've had a couple of zero speed topples when I couldn't unclip fast enough :( Next year I might just give up trying and go back to normal pedals.
T2, diagnosed June 2010 4x500mg Metformin
Oct 10 HbA1c 6.6 TC 5.59 Trigs 1.17 HDL 0.86
Jun 11 HbA1c 6.3 TC 4.26 Trigs 0.71 HDL 0.93
Feb 12 HbA1c 5.4 TC 4.14 Trigs 0.61 HDL 1.25
Sep 12 HbA1c 5.8 TC 5.08 Trigs 0.65 HDL 1.45
Sep 14 HbA1c 5.9 TC 5.1  Trigs 0.65 HDL 1.55