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Low energy with diabetes

Diabetes/Endocrine System | Last Active: May 17, 2019 | Replies (15)

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yes, I need more activity, but the body doesn't seem able to do it. I know I have not had a stroke. There is a condition called muscle wasting which happens after surgery. Everyone told me to rest instead of pushing my body to recover. I think that was being kind but was not particularly good advice. No more surgery for me. My granddaughter is coming to stretch me and push me to walk more.
I will not quit without a fight with this old body. Exercise is supposed to make it work better. If I am to have a normal future, I must try.
I am not ready for a wheelchair and added weight gain. Dorisena

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@dorisena I agree with you completely. I will do everything I can to continue to be able to get around unassisted.

Another advantage to getting as active as possible is that is supposedly helps your mind. I also do not want to eventually have dementia so I will continue to do as much as I can. When I first started out I did much less than I do now. Now I generally go to my health club 6 days a week, three days for water exercise and three days in the gym. Frankly I do not love going but I consider it to be essential for both my body and mind. I was much, much heavier a number of years ago. I don’t ever want that to happen again
JK