After standing for pretty much 8 hours straight at work, as I ran across the road for the bus I felt a 'pop' in my left calf which was very painful. I hobbled short distance and procured a lift home. RICE the last 36 hours and some improvement. QUESTION - Am I likely to be fit for work tomorrow? I will be expcected to stand for long periods. I have only been in post a week and am seriously worried about being unfit. I at least need to go in to work but am concerned I will cause further damage or delay the healing process.
Inspiring stuff Danowat, my BM control has been decreasing despite good diet and hope running will reverse trend. Blood sugar was very high (for me) and I was ill for over 3 hours, semi-conscious, felt like i would fit and 'craved insulin'. Had eaten 1 teaspoon, (genuinely, after a decent walk), of ice-cream and think that the rate of ascent was biggest problem hence my wariness of energy bars, gels etc.
However, I felt running again would be helpful and you have absolutely convinced me of that...now where did I put my MP3 player and running shoes...
Wow Danowat, thats brilliant, coming off metformin. I was diagnosed 5 years ago (suspect diabetes for a couple of years before) and take 850mg metformin 3 x day. Had first true hyper a week ago and it was scary, I need to prevent that reoccurring ( and I hadn't eaten anything I shouldn't have).
Last year I started running and was comfortable running 5 miles along the canal but due to a whole series of setbacks have hardly run at all this year. I felt great when I was running and, like you, felt my diabetes was better controlled. I am back almost to square 1 but ready to get going again. Need to buy a waterproof though as it is teeming down here and likely to be so all day.
I have my diabetic review in a couple of weeks and will speak to the diabetic nurse.
Thanks for your comment, very helpful and reminds me that I can control my diabetes - not the other way around. I agree that exercise is key and also reduces the diabetics increased risk of cardio issues.