Hello Gary, welcome aboard! So you found it harder to stretch your muscles after becoming diabetic, is that right? I have that problem now that I am 69 but that is due to old age and arthritis.I don't think I hadthat problem when I was diagnosed at the age of 6 in 1945. I was type 1 and very skinny so flexability was not a problem. I think being overweight would make stretching more difficult. If you lose that weight you will probably regain your flexability and your diabetes will improve very much as well. If you can lose the weight and have good control you may be able to avoid taking medication for your insulin resistance for a long time. I know diabetics who did not lose enough weight and they had to start injecting insulin to have good control. Good luck to you!