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They depend upon you knowing about your disease

Not I. From experience as a dentist (married to a physician), fitness instructor and participant/lurker on various TMF boards, I'm confident in assuming just the opposite for the most part.

This newly diagnosed T2D class member would be a perfect example. A regular (regularly once every 3-4 weeks) who put in minimal effort in class who only volunteered his health status when I commented that, after a few weeks of seeing him every class, it looked like a transition from one night stands to a committed relationship. Even then, he didn't want to listen as he "wasn't going to push himself"...... which he never did, BTW..... not realising than a low end effort once in a Blue Moon yields a different metabolic challenge than a similar effort multiple times a week, along with getting fitter.

Only reason the outcome was as favourable as it was..... I got nattering with his wife after a class he didn't attend and got to explain the principles of consistency in training and how you end up working harder in absolute terms (i.e. expending more energy) for the same perceived exertion as you get fitter.
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