What we're about

This meetup is for retired people living in the Bay Area and suffering from sarcopenia, diabetes2,

This meetup's purpose is to share information, know each other and walk and exercise together No method is suggested

Just sharing and continuing enjoying life despite heath problems

What is Sarcopenia?

Sarcopenia is an age-related condition that occurs when a person has progressive loss of muscle mass and strength or physical function.

The issue with sarcopenia is that it creeps up on you — slowly affecting your ability to perform daily activities (http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/147/8/755.full.pdf) that you take for granted, such as walking, rising out of a chair, lifting objects or walking up stairs.

Symptoms of sarcopenia (http://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/sarcopenia-with-aging) include body weakness and loss of energy. And it’s this loss of energy that can lead to reduced physical activity, which in turn contributes to more muscle loss. Another important statistic to note: Starting at age 40, adults can lose up to 8 percent of their muscle mass per decade; that rate can accelerate to 15 percent per decade starting at about age 70. That is alarming when you think about it. But don’t get frustrated — you can reverse the trend.

What is Type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes, a form of diabetes mellitus, is likely one of the better-known chronic diseases in the world — and that's no surprise. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest in the United States alone, 30.3 million people, or 9.4 percent of the U.S. population, has diabetes (https://www.everydayhealth.com/diabetes/guide/), and the majority of these people have type 2.

Among those people with diabetes, 7.2 million don't even know they have it, and now, more and more children and adolescents are being diagnosed with pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes.

living with type 2 diabetes doesn’t have to be devastating. In fact, when you know the facts about the disease, like how insulin resistance develops and how to mitigate it, how to spot the signs of diabetes, and what to eat if you receive a diagnosis, you can get the prompt treatment and diet resources you need to thrive.

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