Posted by: Joe | 2019/06/08


Hi, Im a 72 year old type 2 diabetic runner

 over the years I've completed several full and half marathons. recently I find that when I run,it is almost a struggle dealing with muscle pain in the legs. I'm currently on 100mgs of Metformin 2x a day, 1 mg of glimepiride 1x a day, and 40mgs of atorvastatin 1x a day. Im wondering if the muscle pain and constant state of tiredness is related to any of the meds, or just old age. I currently run about 15mpw and would like to continue running. Any suggestion to help me to continue do would be greatly appreciated

Expert's Reply


Diabetes expert
- 2019/06/10


Possibilities for the leg pain include 1) Low magnesium 2) medication ?atorvastatin 3)low vitamin D 4)low co-enzyme Q10 5) vascular problems 6) old age is possible
You can supplement with Vitamin D, magnesium and co-enzyme Q10, but if the cramps persist, then you will have to look at the other options with you doctor

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