Painful neuropathy and fibromyalgia are signs of poor blood flow the most serious complication of type-2 diabetes. Your blood pressure numbers are low normal to low and although many doctors love such numbers the facts are that you can feel really bad with such low numbers. The diastolic number 59 is in the low range by 1 and systolic is 11 over low with a heart rate of 65 being only 5 above low. While a heart rate of 60 is super for an athlete, unless you fall into the athletic category it may not be so good.
As the proud owner of a six day old stint, the resulting improvement in blood flow has resulted in unbelievable Improvements in my quality of life. The arthritic pain that I had in my ankles and knees - gone. The recent carpel tunnel syndrome that I had been told needed an operation almost back to 100% feeling. Neuropathy and fibromyalgia both respond to exercise as a very good treatment. My though is that those things that respond to exercise, are general caused by poor blood flow and diabetes causes poor blood flow in most type-2 diabetics.
Just my thoughts. Good luck with your new home. Hope you can get back to your regular exercise soon!
You make some very interesting observations [based on your own experiences] and I appreciate what you said. As for exercise, I have returned, and while it is a challenge to get back into the routine I had before the move, I am pleasantly surprised to see me not only wroking out, again, but gradually getting back to the 50 minutes a day of sycling, weights, balance and stretching, and Iso-metrics.
I have been actively working out since 1991 [after my decompression surgery of the L-2 through S-1], and before my neuropathy got too painful, I was walking four miles, five days a week, and I had the time down to the 12 minute per mile rate.
My kidneys nearly failed three years back [when my prostrate choked off the bladder and urine backed up into my body]. Since then, the doctors have been watching me closely [happy with my 5.6 A1c test]. According to my Nephrologist, the low blood pressure is caused by my kidneys failing to work at full capacity. I'm currently less than 50%, but that is ten times better than when I entered the hospital three years back.
This body being healthy thing is a daily fight, and you know what I know, and that is that we are continuously struggling to stay above water. I am in constant pain, and at times that pain consumes me, physically and mentally. Just to exercise at a rate of 50 minutes a day, four to five days a week, is a miracle.
We both seem to be heading off the grim reaper for now, so let's rejoice in ur success.
I sincerely apprecaite your feedback, and need to add, that my doctors continue to check my blood flow, and are consistantly surprised at how well my blood is flowing, especially with diabetes. BTW - my heart rate has been in the low to mid sixties fsince 1993, I guess I am doing what it takes in regards to exercising.
I'm also posting a recent photo of my furrbaby and service dog [blood sugar specialist] Skittles. She is currently being certified, and she consistantly helps me to identify my sugar lows before they get to the "really" bad stage.