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Do you guys have any medical conditions that could affect your cycling?

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by Randombiker9, 20 Feb 2018.

  1. Randombiker9

    Randombiker9 Well-Known Member

    I'm actually type 1 diabetic (have been since i was 7yrs) but i don't let this get in the way of me cycling. However it could affect me if it was to have a hypo (low blood sugar) because myself when my bloods low. I get tingiling/shaking hands, tired, hungry, loose concentration and those that don't know if you don't treat it after those warning sings you can end up getting slurred speech, seizures, coma etc... So to avoid this i do less insulin the meal i've had before i cycle and i now i've started to test before cycling (even though it's not the law to unlike in a car i just prefer too. ). It also stops motorists thinking your drunk (as some people do think that according to google.) on the other end if my blood goes to high i personally can get annoyed at pretty much anyone and do stupid stuff so i try to avoid getting high incase i did something stupid or got cross at a stupid driver etc...
    (Type 1 diabeties is a auto immune disease which attack the cells in the pancreas so therefor you can't produce any insulin. So i always have to test my blood and do insulin injections every time i eat and at bedtime
    Feel free to share if you have any medical conditions?
    Last edited: 20 Feb 2018
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  2. Mort

    Mort Interstellar Overalls

    Yes recovering from a knee injury + surgery. Not allowed to cycle except extreme pootling, so that's pretty much that. I think fixies are pretty much out for the rest of my life though.
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  3. OP

    Randombiker9 Well-Known Member

    That's must be annoying. Did you get that injury from cycling or another reason?
  4. Mort

    Mort Interstellar Overalls

    Not from cycling, it's a hereditary knee thing they think, so they took a few bits out to avoid big problems coming up, but seems to be going OK.
  5. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Lots of joint issues, seemingly inflammatory arthritis and the good old osteo variety in foot and knee

    I get pain primarily, hills are most painful, restricts the distances I can do without a good rest
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  6. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    After effects from failed spinal surgery , 2 discs removed, facetectomy and spinal fusion with rods and screws, and broke my neck last November , just started to ride a recumbent trike as riding a conventional bike was giving me no end of grief, all is well on the recumbent.
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  7. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Orthapaedic issues in my right arm/shoulder. Can affect grip, comfort, endurance, and for a while even my ability to ride at all.

    Really bad Nurembergs that get caught in the spokes.
  8. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this..........

    Maybe not really what you might have in mind, but I am greedy, both for food and booze. This does affect my cycling. I feel this is holding me back and without this infliction I could perform a lot better.....
  9. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    yeah... but... is skol actually classed as booze :whistle:
  10. Sharky

    Sharky Veteran

    In last 10 yrs, both collar bones and a fractured pelvis, but just suffering from age now.
  11. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Epilepsy, I'm usually the last to find out I've had a fit/seizure/episode. Plenty say I shouldn't be riding a bike because of it. But a line has to be drawn somewhere. Do I stop crossing the roads for the same reason?

    Never had one whilst cycling though.
  12. Cuchilo

    Cuchilo Prize winning member X2

    From what you have said there it sounds like every human on the planet other than your pancreas is not producing insulin .
  13. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    lost somewhere
    Right now, I have a fracture of the lateral malleolus healing in my left ankle. That put the kibosh on cycling for the last four and a half weeks but I gingerly went out for the first time last night. It's sore due to traumatised ligaments but the bone seems to have knitted very well.
  14. midlife

    midlife Veteran

    Basically I'm just knackered by age :smile: . Can you not be trialled for an insulin pump?
  15. Colin_P

    Colin_P Veteran

    Dodgy heart, heart electrics not heart plumbing (as yet). I have an embedded defib/pacemaker and take sh*t tonnes of drugs which give me a chemically governed maximum heart rate of about 115bpm. Over the last five years I've dropped dead once a year and been shocked back to life by the implanted defib. One of the drugs I have to take is a really nasty one and can have lots of very unpleasant side effects, one of which (liver damage) I've just been given a referal to Chemical Pathology. It makes getting up out of the chair and out on the bike a bit tricky sometimes.

    Slow and steady lets the dog see the rabbit with me.