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Hi,
I’m a retired old guy a 67 year old diabetic. I lived in Ridgecrest, California for a lot of years then retired to The Philippines. I have been riding all my life but just got after it the last 20 years.

I married a retired Filipino banker a few years ago and we sold my business and retired to Bulacan in the Philippines. My wife consults with a local co-op 4 hours a day to keep her hand in.

We cycle together at times in a cemetery three times a week (she cuts across) I do 20 miles. I also lift three times a week and my wife has a female workout the she does plus we do Yoga.

Hope we can get a over 60 group going on the forum for us older guys.
 

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Cranking Old Guy
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Welcome, Burr! How's the riding in the Phillipines? Pretty bike friendly there?
Very, Very Dangerous. That’s why we ride in the cemetery.

Cars on the left side, right side, who cares, no law enforcement.
 

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That's what I pictured it being like. Stay safe out there! Must be a big cemetary to get 20 miles in and not get too bored.
 

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I just read a really interesting article about a Team preparing for the Tour all which are diabetics. Team Type I I think it's called. They had some cool tools like a blood sugar machine that tells you real time so they can keep their levels perfect the whole ride.
 

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I just read a really interesting article about a Team preparing for the Tour all which are diabetics. Team Type I I think it's called. They had some cool tools like a blood sugar machine that tells you real time so they can keep their levels perfect the whole ride.
Thanks Dean,

That sounds interesting. I'm also type two.

With me it's DO OR DIE, I ride to live not live to ride. I monitor my sugar every other day. And it's hell keeping my count down but I have to.

When you do long rides you have to watch going to low on your sugar
 

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Good to have you aboard, Burr! What kind of bikes do you and wifey ride?
Wife has a little 5 speed fat tire something. She doesn't go far or fast but she does come out with me "st times".
 

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From what I rember You nead a snorkal during Monsoon season and them Jepneys will run you over in a hart beat. Philippines 196o
 

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Philippines, any problems with the Typhoon? welcome to two-spoke from another old man, although I'm only 56.
DrB
 

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Hey Burr, there's definitely a trick to riding with diabetes. I'm still trying to work it out! Every ride/day is different so any plan I come up with ends up only being a template. Do you take drink and food with you, or just plan around the start and finish?
 

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Philippines, any problems with the Typhoon? welcome to two-spoke from another old man, although I'm only 56.
DrB
Doc, what's this old crap?

You are what you think you are. 56 and calling yourself old!

Get up, get going and live.

I'm not getting older, I'm getting better.
What I use to do all night it takes all night to do but,
it's a lot more fun.

Big, Lean, Mean and Clean
I'll be lifting until they pry the
bar from my cold dead hands
Adventure before Dementia

Now come on Doc. lets go.
 

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Hey Burr, there's definitely a trick to riding with diabetes. I'm still trying to work it out! Every ride/day is different so any plan I come up with ends up only being a template. Do you take drink and food with you, or just plan around the start and finish?
Kevinh,
You have done the hardest part, admitting that you are a diabetic. I have been a diabetic for about 15 –20 years and I work very hard to live with it. If it taste good you can’t have it. (Joke)

I’m replying on tread incase there are other diabetics that may be interested.

You didn’t put a lot of info in your profile but from the picture you look a little like me, a little over weight. I have tried all the diets and that’s crap!

Here’s what I do as to a weeks workout and I’ll be glad to share all the info I have with you if you let me know.

I “TRY” to lift three days a week and cycle three days a week. I check my BP, sugar and pulse three times a week. I wear a heart rate monitor when I cycle and try to keep with in a set range. (120-145)
I drink Gatorade cut half with water; I freeze it then have a cold drink as I ride or lift. Be sure to drink before you are thirsty. This will keep you electrolytes balanced. (And it taste good)

I work very hard to keep my sugar around 120, the harder I workout the lower my BP is (110-120x56-62) with a pulse of about 56.

Wear a Helmet at all times
 

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Burr, was just kidding, mentally I'm 12, I have 10 fingers and 2 feet, only can count to 12 so I stopped therev:).

As I said, I'm a reformed runner(sub 2:30 marathoner) but it got 2 hard on the body, now I'm working up to 20+ mph over 20, getting close, but man it is a lot different than running, but in all fairness, I can't run for s**t now.

DrB
 

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Burr, was just kidding, mentally I'm 12, I have 10 fingers and 2 feet, only can count to 12 so I stopped therev:).

As I said, I'm a reformed runner(sub 2:30 marathoner) but it got 2 hard on the body, now I'm working up to 20+ mph over 20, getting close, but man it is a lot different than running, but in all fairness, I can't run for s**t now.

DrB
I almost can't walk, I have football knees and Diabetic feet so I cycle.

I think I'm 32 in my mind but 67 in real life.

Just thank God I'm not sick, I can do most anything and enjoy it, even walking in the Mall if I take it easy.

What kind of Doc are you?
 

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I been pretty lucky, been thin all my life, so wheels are still sound. Genetics got me this far, now I have to work at it. I feel REALLY lucky to have everything intact.

DrB
 
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