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

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

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    Randombiker9

    Randombiker9 Well-Known Member

    Interesting guys


    You got diagnosed quite late, i got diagnosed when i was 7. luckily i've never had a hypo during cycling. But at least you realised on time. But the way i think about it if you didn't test before you cycle and you were low but didn't realise till it's too late and you cause an accident. Technically with the law wouldn't you get prosecuted? if you were to be at fault?. Because technically even though having hypos isn't your fault it's still in your control to take care of yourself?
    i've also wondered this as it's the law to test before driving but how come not for bikes? even though their technically considered veichles.
     
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    Randombiker9

    Randombiker9 Well-Known Member

    Can't you avoid being greedy by getting or eating less food or not spending as much money on food?
     
  3. I like Skol

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

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    Randombiker9

    Randombiker9 Well-Known Member

    Why do you say that?
     
  5. C R

    C R Über Member

    Location:
    Worcester
    Yep, I was an old fart compared to most people, it was a bit strange, as most other patients attending the education sessions and activities were children. It was obvious that the education programs were aimed at children, with very little thought for people like me, but I just got on with it and made it work.

    I think that day just was a freak, I was fine when I left home, but as I was half way through the ride I noticed I couldn't keep a steady pace, and then my ears were buzzing, so I could tell I wasn't fine. I have good hypo symptoms, so it wasn't a problem. Regarding liability you are right, when driving I always test before setting off, and legally, the police can request to see your tester and test results if anything were to happen, I guess it would be the same with the bike.

    It was interesting discussing hypos with my specialist at the time, he was adamant that nobody could get a hypo unless on insulin treatment, so I got my cyclist friend to describe the symptoms to him. He is a scientist, as well as a doctor, so he found it quite interesting, and went off and did some reading on the effects of exercise on glucose levels of sports people, and was really happy to have learnt something new.
     
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  6. I'm blind in one eye,so judging car distances when pulling out at junctions takes a bit of concentration. I don't know what i'm doing but it's a bit like a rugby player attempting a conversion. You see them mentally lining up the path and distance they want the ball to follow. I look at an approaching vehicle and draw a mental line along the road,moving from them to where i am. I don't know what they call it but it does help.
     
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  7. ColinJ

    ColinJ A big clot!

    It's amazing to me that a scientist/doctor would NOT be aware of it! I've seen videos and films like this one many times over the past 40-50 years ...

     
  8. C R

    C R Über Member

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    It was surprising to me, and then to him too, that it wasn't widely known in the diabetes community. The reason he thought that a healthy person could not have hypos was that the textbooks on diabetes used in medical schools stated as fact that a healthy person will not get hypos, because they will never have too much insulin. In reality that assertion is true, but misses the point that a healthy person may get themselves into the situation that their glycogen reserves are depleted to such an extent that a hypo happens, because the body control mechanisms can't respond fast enough.
     
  9. ColinJ

    ColinJ A big clot!

    That is what happened to me on this ride. Different cause, similar effect ... :wacko: <--- what my mind felt like at the roadside!
     
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  10. C R

    C R Über Member

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    I know the feeling!
     
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  11. jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

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    Yes, but not going to say on here! Suffice to say that the good news is that cycling is allegedly a good treatment so I am off this weekend to cycle across America....
     
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  12. Glow worm

    Glow worm Guru

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    Occasional heart palpitations which normally go away if I slow down a bit.
    Another condition I have, and this may help some on here, is a severe, cramp like pain, a sort of 'knotting up' feeling in my quads and glutes. It can last for days and make even walking difficult and cycling impossible. After many years, two biopsies and lots of tests I finally found the cause on another cycling forum, where others suffered same. It seems a cyclist only complaint.
    The cause in short summary, I produce too much glycogen, and if I don't burn it up sufficiently, it damages the muscle fibres causing severe pain. The answer- it's good - I need to do more cycling! As long as I don't have more than 2 rest days I'm fine and this explains why I used to get it a lot while on holiday and away from the bike.
    I still get the occasional twinge but nothing like the crushing pain of before.
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    Randombiker9

    Randombiker9 Well-Known Member

    yeah that's true (long story i was in minor trouble with police once but not very serious so i didn't have to go to court/arrested etc.. and not related to cycling it's a long story PM me if you want to know about it but they still told me to send my blood sugar readings)

    yeah i know being 18 i'm not a child anymore so i hardly see any diabetic activities most of them are aimed up to 15yrs. the i actually did a diabetic camp back when i was 15 but its ashame there's not anything for adults.
     
  14. PenttitheFinn

    PenttitheFinn Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    Ruptured Patella tendons, currently 19 weeks after injury, 1 week after removal of circgage wires and I am ok off crutches for short walks. I was able to cycle on a turbo for ~ 1min x 3 per day prior to the wire removal, but too soon to give it another go. A lifetime of limited flexibility, neck and back injuries have plagued my cycling, but at 60yrs I am eager to keep and improve what fitness I have. Incidentally to keep me amused and to aid comfort, I have increased tyre width and fitted a shorter crankset. I know Vickster has a lot of experience in this area, so it will be interesting to hear his comments.
     
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  15. I like Skol

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

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