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Posted on Thu, 2 Jan 2020
Question: We understand that the below question is bothering you: hi im 65 years old with type 2 diabeties as a younger man i was very fit with strong arms and legs able yo do a good amount of excrrcise but now after 48 years of hard physical work (perhaps i have strained my muscles or groin ) i get cramps and if i try to do bike riding or anything along that line in a short time my legs turn to jelly and im tired out perhaps you could help
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (43 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Diabetes is causing your symptoms. Neuropathy.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear, welcome Ask a doctor's service.
I read your query and here is my advice.

The symptoms of tiredness and fatigue and muscle cramps may be related to diabetes.
Impaired blood supply may be caused by diabetes which causes cramps, tiredness and fatigue.
Also you should get further evaluated doing a total blood count with formula and biochemical blood balance.
Also do HbA1c to check if the glucose levels have been normal and we'll controlled by treatment for diabetes.
You should keep it well controlled in order to reduce your symptoms.
Patients suffering from diabetes for long can suffer from neuropathy which cause the cramps.
Also iron deficiency anemia may be causing tiredness and you should check iron levels too.

Hope I have answered the question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
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We Understand That The Below Question Is Bothering You: Hi

Brief Answer: Diabetes is causing your symptoms. Neuropathy. Detailed Answer: Hello dear, welcome Ask a doctor's service. I read your query and here is my advice. The symptoms of tiredness and fatigue and muscle cramps may be related to diabetes. Impaired blood supply may be caused by diabetes which causes cramps, tiredness and fatigue. Also you should get further evaluated doing a total blood count with formula and biochemical blood balance. Also do HbA1c to check if the glucose levels have been normal and we'll controlled by treatment for diabetes. You should keep it well controlled in order to reduce your symptoms. Patients suffering from diabetes for long can suffer from neuropathy which cause the cramps. Also iron deficiency anemia may be causing tiredness and you should check iron levels too. Hope I have answered the question. Let me know if I can assist you further.