1. CXRAndy

    Pre Diabetes

    I've just had a surprising test result for my long term glucose level! My haemoglobin A1C result puts my glucose level where I should take proactive steps to reduce my weight, especially around my midriff. My recent doctors appointment basic health checks came back normal. I decided to...
  2. mustang1

    Events that led to type-2 diabetes

    In this thread Type2 Diabetes https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/type2-diabetes.276323/ it got me thinking... What events in your life led you to get Type2 Diabetes? Did you eat large portion sizes, lots of junk food, not enough exercise? Did you know, or have a feeling, that you better do...
  3. carpiste

    Type2 diabetes

    Just my luck! Loads of recent health problems and surgeries for aneurysms, high cholesterol and blood pressure. As a result over the past few years I put on a lot of weight due to lack of excercise/over eating! So 30th April I bought an E-bike to get me back in the saddle, excercise, and spend...
  4. icowden

    Diabetes UK Wide Cycle Ride from Lands End to John O Groats (or vice versa)

    Hi all, My 12 year old daughter Ruby, myself and my brother in law are going to try and cover 950 miles (i.e. the LeJog distance) between us during the month of April to raise money for Diabetes UK. Ruby was diagnosed with T1 Diabetes 2 years ago, and is doing well thanks to the research and...
  5. B


    hi I have type 2 diabetes for the last 2 years tablet controlled are there any others who are similar and how does it affect your cycling ie when touring
  6. simon the viking

    My ebook Sugar Beat is half price at moment

    EDIT: @Shaun has allowed this post as a one-off due to the discount being offered. My Best selling ebook (previously top ten paid in both cycling and health categories) is half price at just 99p at the moment (was £1.99). It chronicles my diagnosis of T2 diabetes and my fight from couch potato...
  7. Nigel182

    Cycling with Type 2 Diabetes.

    Recently diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes before this was starting to suffer from excessive very painful and prolonged Leg Cramps when cycling around 20 miles eating as i normally had. increased thirst and headaches lead me (unusually for me) to book a doctors appointment several blood tests...
  8. Firestorm

    Type 2 diabetes - what energy bars / gels

    I never really had a problem with going out first thing in the morning without eating. Probably as I wasn't doing more than 20 miles and may be because I had enough sugar in my blood stream to cope... However, having been told that I am type 2 and I needed to get my blood glucose levels down I...
  9. gbs

    Diabetes and cake stops etc

    Recently I was diagonosed as diabetic, albeit marginally so. Not a classic type 2 in that my BMI has always been around 23/24, I exercise a lot and generally eschew sugary foods. I am making good progress according to blood sugar tests by cutting done on wine, honey, chocolate and fruit juice...
  10. Brian Stacks

    Diabetes and cycling

    Does anyone else have the issue of being diabetic and can you give me good advice on how to maintain energy levels over a long distance?
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