Right lads, grab a brew and pull up a seat…. I'm going to be blunt.

Home Forum Chat Forum Right lads, grab a brew and pull up a seat…. I'm going to be blunt.

Viewing 2 posts - 161 through 162 (of 162 total)
  • Right lads, grab a brew and pull up a seat…. I'm going to be blunt.
  • sangobegger
    Member

    47 years old, don’t smoke, hardly drink (never enough time), cycle to work, hill-walk when I can, physical part time job (student!) – right that’s the background.

    Blood pressure is spot on, heart rate is about 44 (resting), weight is spot on at 70kg and bloods just came back today, – No diabetes and no cholesterol.

    So that’s it for the MOT, its all good. But I would never have checked without this thread, and its nice to know that my saintly lifestyle is paying off, cheers my man!

    allan23
    Member

    Usually browse and don’t post but this one hit a nerve.

    3 years ago I wasn’t that active, I had an OKish diet – pasta and rice featured a lot. The bike was gathering dust at the back of the garage. I’d been getting tired and achy but at 40 you expect it. Eventually booked a docs appointment, I wasn’t the normal shape for Type 2 Diabetes but they did the tests and found my fasting blood sugar was 15. After meals it was coming up in the mid 20s.

    So now I’m on a low carb diet – zero bread, pasta and rice as they’re terrible foods for me.
    I’m on Simvastatin – cholesterol was 6.5 docs want it really low as I’m now a high risk category.
    I’m religiously back on the bike but it’s hard work. Somedays it all comes together and it’s a pleasant ride, others it’s a struggle to get any energy. I ride pretty much solo now as group rides got silly will the apologies for being crap.

    Physical damage is done, circulation problems, I’ve started with retinopathy but didn’t realise until the first scan. Now getting monthly injections in my eyeballs to stop going blind.

    Not the same as heart attack territory, but if there are two things I’ve learned.

    1) See your doctors and get the tests, if I’d realised 6 months or a year earlier I may have saved a whole load of complications and possibly the fun of having needles stuck in my eyes every month.

    2) Ignore the internet, most of the health advice in internetland is garbage. Some of it could make your health worse.

Viewing 2 posts - 161 through 162 (of 162 total)

The topic ‘Right lads, grab a brew and pull up a seat…. I'm going to be blunt.’ is closed to new replies.