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Old 06-09-2010, 21:04   #1
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i am very interested in people's experiances with muscle's cramping up , and its cause's from a diabetic point of veiw...
i've had 2 main problem area's... my calf's, and my abbs .
i kite landboard alot and have had my abbs cramp up several times, and when i feel it coming on , i stretch in oppersite ways to stop it, which is tricky to do whilst kiting in a harness

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I have a cramping problem. Mostly from med side affects. I found Vitamin D helps.

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i am very interested in people's experiances with muscle's cramping up , and its cause's from a diabetic point of veiw...
i've had 2 main problem area's... my calf's, and my abbs .
i kite landboard alot and have had my abbs cramp up several times, and when i feel it coming on , i stretch in oppersite ways to stop it, which is tricky to do whilst kiting in a harness

but any info very much appreciated
Well Slide, I can't speak from a "kiting" point of view, but yeah - even fat old grannies () get cramped muscles, and I do the same as you - try to stretch that muscle to counteract the spasm. Mine used to occur in the arches of my feet, long before I was diagnosed diabetic, so I don't know whether diabetes is a factor for me or not. This morning I had one in my lower back which spooked me for a second, but it didn't go into spasm, thank heaven. Maybe we should both be tested for vitamin D deficiency . . .




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well i reckon it is possibly a build up of lactic acid, and i never had it much untill i was diabetic, so i'm convinced its worse as a diabetic
and on the calf , i tend to get it in bed at night, and have woken up a few times , having to jump out of bed and walk about and stretching

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i have just started having muscle cramp, its mostly my left leg , the calf and also my thigh going round to my groin and the to the opposite side of my thigh

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I was having a tough time with calf cramps at night for a few months before I knew I'm diabetic - and I was taking vitamin D at the time.
I've only had one or two instances since getting my sugars under control. I don't know what has caused the improvement as I've added other vitamins, changed my eating totally, and started getting more exercise but something has changed for the better cramp-wise.

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I get cramps upon waking up from bed or getting that mussel cold. I also stretch the mussel to relive the pain. I have learned to put up with this as I have never done anything to relive this however Vitamin D may well help.

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I used to get cramps all the time in my calf at night. Before I was even awake I was walking around the whole house trying to get my calf back to normal so I could go back to sleep. I cannot remember having one since I have my numbers under control.

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Potassium ... Magnesium ...

Eat more NUTS! Pumpkin seeds and almonds in particular have a lot of Mg, which may be deficient in D.

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Vitamins B6 and B1.
Electrolyte imbalance from sweating is the most probable since I assume that you are not guzzling sports drink? I would recommend either coconut water like Vita Coco or a sugar and sweetener free electrolyte replacement for your water bottle like Elete.

All of these work for me, and I suffer from calf cramps quite often.

Oh, if it happens in the daytime, try using a foam roller on your calf.

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