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Can Diabetic patients do a Trek?


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I'm Sushant from northeast india, my age 37 and i.m suffering diabetic from last 6/7 year's...but i want trekking for boost my healthy and mentally my self...as your video's i daily running doing yoga and many more....but now still i can't achieve 5km in 32 minutes so i can't booked any trek with you...

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I am certain this is not age or disease specific. Even if it takes long time to get to 5km/30min target, I would suggest to go for the slow process. These are generalized numbers, and hope you can try to achieve this cardio target with other sports such as cycling or rowing as well.

For eg. another recommended target is cycling 22km within 60 minutes, and this is not really appropriate when you consider elevation. Cycling uphill 1km is way harder than going downhill for 5km. You are the best judge for your fitness.

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Hello Sushant

I am 31 years old and I am also a diabetic from the past 9 years. I run 4 times a week and have done many treks, and still continue to do. The best part is running has made me go medicine-free. 🙂

Even if you cannot do 5 km within 32 minutes, what matters is consistency. If you are consistent with your training, you will for sure reach your goal. Just start small and increase your distance and reduce your timing slowly. Do not force your body to do something it is not comfortable with.

Just like everything else, your body also needs time to adjust to the physical activity you are doing.

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On 9/29/2022 at 4:47 PM, Sushant_Say said:

I'm Sushant from northeast india, my age 37 and i.m suffering diabetic from last 6/7 year's...but i want trekking for boost my healthy and mentally my self...as your video's i daily running doing yoga and many more....but now still i can't achieve 5km in 32 minutes so i can't booked any trek with you...

The 5 km needs to be within 38 min I think, not 30 min. That makes it easier. 

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Yes of course! 

I found my diabetes and Hypertension respond much better from the time of pre-trek training itself. I have been doing 2-3 high altitude treks per year with Indiahikes from 2012 (barring the lockdown years). I find it a valid intervention equivalent if not better than regular medication

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1 minute ago, Docsrini1954 said:

Yes of course! 

I found my diabetes and Hypertension respond much better from the time of pre-trek training itself. I have been doing 2-3 high altitude treks per year with Indiahikes from 2012 (barring the lockdown years). I find it a valid intervention equivalent if not better than regular medication

Yes. 5 km is to be done in 36-38 minutes 

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Hi,

From what I have gleaned from other similar discussions in the past, I think, regardless of whether you are pre-diabetic, T2D or T1D, it could be a good idea to always carry freeze-dried food packets and a 100% glucose gel or if you like a massive bag of dates or any other dry-fruits - dried figs, cranberrys, nuts of your choice - anything that packs a punch of sugar and energy. The major concern for diabetics, when hiking, is always avoiding hypos

 

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