Hello from a previously quite fit 64-year-old
I'm 64, have Type 1 diabetes, but am fairly active (I cycle or do an exx programme daily, and love to trek. A recent knee injury set me back a lot, and I just got a diagnosis of incipient OA in both knees from an X-ray. So far I don't feel the arthritis except for stiffness, and tiredness after walking, but staying mobile is my strongest health concern, because it keeps me happy and sane as well as controlling my T1. I also have osteopenia/borderline osteoporosis and am taking biphosphonates for that.
So I really, really, really want to stay mobile. The doc says that how quickly OA deteriorates, or whether you get it in any other places, really depends on the individual, so I've resolved to be positive and am trying to set up a consistent exercise programme.
Is anyone else in a similar position?
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