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Am I overdoing it?

  • By 19pg76e

    I am 62 y.o., and was diagnosed as Type II 3 years ago. Up until this year, I have always had a “desk” job, but in August, I started work as a parapro for kindergarten and first grade special education. I may have signed up for more than I can cope with. My body pain is severe. I love the job and working with these precious children, but feel that I may be damaging my body, as I am up and down all day. I feel like I am 90 years old when I leave the school every day.

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  • By Meryl Krochmal, RD, CSP, CDE, CNSC Moderator

    Hi 19pg76e, Thank you for commenting. I am so sorry to hear that you are struggling with pain. I would encourage you to discuss your concerns with your physician. The pain you are feeling may be related to neuropathy. You may find the following article helpful: https://type2diabetes.com/complications/neuropathy/.
    Take care. Meryl Krochmal, RD CDE Community Moderator.

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