This is my first post to this discussion group! I have a very urgent problem that needs to be taken care of regarding my wife. Her name is Karen, and she is a Type 1 Diabetic, and has been since the age of 4. She is only 38 years old, and in the last two years, her kidney function has gone down from about 60% only two years ago, to about 29% as of right now.
The biggest problem she has, is losing weight, as she is at least 50-60 pounds overweight, and is only
about 5’1" tall. She is also blind because of the Diabetes, so can’t do a lot of the exercising like the rest of the Diabetics that can still see. Karen also hurt her hips a long time ago when she was in the
hospital, so even a lot of the easier exercises are hard on her. Her doctor just told her yesterday, that to be considered for a kidney transplant (her sister from Ontario is willing to donate her kidney), she would have to get down to about 140-150 pounds. The way that her kidneys are progressing, I would think that she has maybe a year of kidney life left before she would need to go on dialysis.
Because of the ‘time crunch’ regarding her kidney function, I need to find very simple exercises that she can do at home, and especially a simple diet plan to help her lose the needed weight. Unfortunately since both Karen and I are both on a disability pension (I’m on the pension because I also have had a kidney transplant), it’s hard to get personal trainers that would be able to help her with
the weight. If anyone out there has any good ideas about the simple exercises or simple diet plan that wouldn’t cost that much money, I’d really like hearing from you! I love my wife very much, and after celebrating our tenth wedding anniversary this year, I’d sure like to spend many more years with her! Any help would be greatly appreciated!