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Bodybuilder Anabolic Steroid Abuse May Lead To Insulin Resistance

Bodybuilder Anabolic Steroid Abuse May Lead To Insulin Resistance

A new study links the abuse of anabolic steroids like testosterone to metabolic disease through insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is generally the precursor to type 2 diabetes and means that the body isn’t properly using its insulin. HealthDay News reported on the study carried out by researchers from in Denmark. Led by Dr. Jon Rasmussen from Herlev University Hospital in Copenhagen sought to find out the effects of anabolic steroid use on abdominal fat and insulin sensitivity in 100 men age 50 or under. Anabolic steroids are used by some men looking to increase their muscle building abilities. Their use is common among those involved in strength training. The researchers used 100 participants who did strength training and divided them into three groups. So 37 men in one group used anabolic steroids, 33 had taken them in the past, and 30 other men never took anabolic steroids before. The men were asked to fast overnight for at least 8 hours and then take a two-hour oral glucose tolerance test. Their blood sugar and insulin levels were then measured every half hour for two hours during the test. HealthDay reports that “Their insulin sensitivity–how well their bodies use insulin–was then determined using a standard formula. The higher the men’s result, the better their insulin sensitivity. Lower scores, on the other hand, were associated with greater insulin resistance, the study reported.” Can Anabolic Steroids Lead to Diabetes? Though researchers could not prove that anabolic steroids lead to diabetes by way of insulin resistance, they did find that the past and present users of anabolic steroids did have less insulin sensitivity than the men who never took the drugs. Using a DEXA scan, researchers discovered that while the men on steroids had a lower b Continue reading >>

Steroid Induced Diabetes

Steroid Induced Diabetes

Share: The development and proper use of steroids has been a modern day miracle in many respects. It has aided innumerable people to rapidly recover from a wide variety of ailments, resistant to other treatments. For all their good, however, steroids are dangerous drugs that can cause serious harm if misused or abused. For many people, steroids conjure up the vision of muscle building and, in sports, illegal performance enhancement. While such reputations are quite well-deserved, in reality there are two classifications of steroids, the distinction of which is important. They are anabolic steroids and corticosteroids. Anabolic Steroids Anabolic steroids include the hormone testosterone and related compounds that have muscle-building (anabolic) and masculinizing (androgenic) effects. (1) They sometimes are used illegally and may be dangerous, but also may be needed for some people with blood levels of testosterone lower than normal. In diabetes, especially type 2, some men have decreased levels of testosterone. The normal values for total testosterone in men is 270-1070 ng/dL or 9-38 nmol/L. (2) In general, values below 220 to 250 ng/dL are marked as low in most laboratories; values between 250 and 350 ng/dL should be considered borderline low. (3) Studies have been done in patients with decreased levels of testosterone. A recent testosterone replacement study was conducted in Germany using the long acting testosterone undecanoate (not available in the United States). Patients were followed for up to four years. In this study, 56 percent of the patients had metabolic syndrome* at the start of the study, which dropped to 30 percent after they were treated with testosterone for 57 months. Lab values such as triglycerides and glucose dropped. Blood pressure dropped and wais Continue reading >>

Anabolic Steroids, Bodybuilding Discussion Forums. - Steroidology

Anabolic Steroids, Bodybuilding Discussion Forums. - Steroidology

Keep in mind that I already have a hormonial imbalance (cause by diabetes) which has lead to 'gyno' and acne on the arms. Someone also recommended me once to do a trenbolone+winstrol cycle, because of its ability to 'complete' transform/recomp one's body. Also, I'd like to hear your opinion on 'clen'. I heard it works wonders i.e. stimulates muscle hypertrophy during a period of a macronutrient deficit. First off, you are attempting to add hormones to a very already complicated and hard to control thing, namely, your diabetes. Second, there is so much you can do with your training, while you are taking insulin that can help add muscle. This is probably the most important advice, because chances are you are going to do something: Start with testosterone only, Every hormone effects insulin, and once you start using a coctail, it will be impossible to figure out what is doing what. I don't know if you are on an insulin pump, or injecting 5 times a day, but this would be helpful information? Also, what other meds are you on? and do you have any issues with gout? Absolutely do not take clen... your blood sugar is gonna be low all the time. It will be to hard to eat right and keep a stable blood sugar level with such a thing in your body. I would be cautious of thermogenics in general, as well as aas. There have been some BB's who hold cards that are diabetic. It is so hard to card yet alone with diabetes, idk what to say here, but the point is it can be done. You know better than anyone how your body reacts to different foods. Once your on AAS you will have to relearn what you once knew as your muscle will increase and so will your metabolism. As Giant said, make sure you start with test only.... anyone who wants to throw you on a stack is wrong. 21 is too young to cycle an Continue reading >>

The Ups And Downs Of Meds And Diabetes (part 1): Steroids

The Ups And Downs Of Meds And Diabetes (part 1): Steroids

If you take any kind of medication for your diabetes management, whether that be metformin, sulfonylureas, exenatide (brand name Byetta), or insulin, for example, hopefully you’re familiar with how that drug works and what the effect is on your blood glucose control. But, just like people who don’t have diabetes, you’re going to come down with a cold or the flu every now and then. You may need to take steroids for a while. Maybe you take medicine for controlling your blood pressure or your cholesterol. How familiar are you with these drugs, particularly in terms of your blood glucose levels? Most of us are prescribed medicines for various reasons at one time or another. Unfortunately, we aren’t always told by our physician or pharmacist how they work and how they might interact with other medicines. And in the case of diabetes, chances are you’re not always given information on how a drug may affect your blood glucose level or how a it may interact with your diabetes medication—and many of them do. Your pharmacist should be your number one source for any questions you have about any drug that you take. But we can scratch the surface and take a look at this important area of diabetes management. We’ll look at steroids this week. Steroids Steroids (corticosteroids, glucocorticoids) are a potent class of medications (meds for short) that are known to raise blood glucose levels, often quite significantly. Steroids are given to help reduce inflammation that may occur with arthritis or asthma. People with certain immune disorders, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or sarcoidosis, usually need to take steroids as well. While steroids are very effective at doing what they’re supposed to do, one of the side effects is an increase in blood glucose levels. In fa Continue reading >>

Diabetic Using Steroids

Diabetic Using Steroids

I'm a type 1 diabetic and this is my first time taking steroids . I'm 20 years old, healthy, and am in complete control of my diabetes. I'm about to start a cycle of test and tren . Does anyone know if this is really really dangerous? Or is anyone on here diabetic and has taken steroids? I've looked everywhere but i cant seem to find anything on diabetics and steroids. Disappointment* Known SCAMMER - Do Not Trust * I had a friend that had a hell of a time stabilizing blood sugar levels on cycle. Id just monitor them very carefully. i wonder what kind of effect it has on insulin .. seeing that certain diabetics need the insulin does it effect them different than people without who stack with insulin. Disappointment* Known SCAMMER - Do Not Trust * some steroids increase insulin sensitivity ...some decrease it .... I'm a type 1 diabetic and this is my first time taking steroids. I'm 20 years old, healthy, and am in complete control of my diabetes. I'm about to start a cycle of test and tren. Does anyone know if this is really really dangerous? Or is anyone on here diabetic and has taken steroids? I've looked everywhere but i cant seem to find anything on diabetics and steroids. Don't do tren as a first cycle i am on it now should be used for advance users, stuff is very strong and can cause alot of more sides, you will get as good of gains just takeing test than stacking it with tren as it is your first cycle. As for you being a diabetic should consult to a doctor first and see what he sais about it. Thanks for the replies. Regarding the tren , I've been reading alot about it and I see that it is very powerful, but are you saying that it would be pointless for me to do it right now and I wouldnt get the usual results just because it's my first time cycling? No, he's sayin Continue reading >>

Diabetes | Bodybuilding, Fitness And Nutrition | Phil Graham | Diabetic Muscle & Fitness

Diabetes | Bodybuilding, Fitness And Nutrition | Phil Graham | Diabetic Muscle & Fitness

A cutting-edge members site for dedicated MEN and WOMEN living with Diabetes who want to build a healthier, stronger better looking body. Join for only $13 p/month no strings attached, cancel anytime! Avid Gym Goers, and anyone into fitness and healthy eating. From Beginner to Pro - all experiences accounted for. Strength and Physique athletes living with diabetes..Competitive and recreational - it doesn't matter. If you lift weights you joining this community is a must. Health professionals and coaches who want to learn more about building muscle and shredding fat with diabetes. Nerdy Fitness enthusiasts who want to keep up to date with the latest evidence based research, Our comprehensive Execution Guide Library contains a wealth of useful guides not available anywhere else on the internet. Prime examplesinclude The Ultimate Guide to Insulin Dosing, Exercise & Diabetes Management, Flexible Dieting with Diabetes,The Diabetics Guide To Bodybuilding and Strength, How to Become a CGM PRO and much more. These guides will answer many of your biggest unanswered questions, and provide unique insight into important elements you have not even considered. The articles and research reviews section cover the latest studies and media that are directly relevant to you. They are summarised concisely in a format that speaks to YOU, at YOUR level. The videos will mostly deal with important concepts of personal development, managing your diabetes, nutrition, strength training, and body composition. Ask questions, network and exchange ideas with thousands of other like minded individuals from every country around the globe, youre sure to find someone who gets you. EVER GROWING KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE AT YOUR FINGER TIPS Not only is the content found in the Diabetic Muscle and Fitness T Continue reading >>

How Steroids Could Give You Diabetes

How Steroids Could Give You Diabetes

When Tony Martin was prescribed new drugs for his asthma and nasal polyps, he hoped they’d help him manage the respiratory problems he’d suffered for years. In fact, as a result of the treatment he developed type 2 diabetes. The drugs he’d been prescribed, glucocorticoids, are a type of steroid. Six million prescriptions for these powerful anti-inflammatory drugs are given out annually in the UK for conditions such as asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and irritable bowel syndrome. And many people will take glucocorticoids not knowing a common side-effect is type 2 diabetes. Tony had developed asthma in 2000; he was then diagnosed with bronchiectasis, a condition where some of the air passages become permanently widened, meaning extra mucus builds up and the patient is more prone to chest infections. He was given inhalers to keep the conditions under control, but these weren’t enough. ‘I ended up in hospital four times with severe attacks,’ recalls Tony, 65, a semi-retired communications consultant from Wandsworth, South London. In hospital he was given oral steroids in the form of prednisone, to reduce the inflammation in his airways. He then developed nasal polyps and so started taking prednisone more regularly. Polyps are swellings in the nasal cavity which can cause a runny nose and, in Tony’s case, loss of sense of smell. ‘Doctors told me the steroids could help to shrink the polyps,’ he recalls. ‘I took them only if my chest was troubling me, or when I travelled overseas for business meetings, to spare myself the embarrassment of a dripping nose.’ Tony’s doctors warned him not to take them too often because of serious side-effects such as a hormone disorder called Cushing’s syndrome, so he kept to no more than once every three months. But his d Continue reading >>

Growth Hormone, Steroids And Diabetes

Growth Hormone, Steroids And Diabetes

If you check the medical literature for side effects of growth hormone use, you’ll note that diabetes often makes the list. A common effect of GH use is insulin resistance, which is considered a harbinger of full-blown diabetes. In fact, insulin resistance is often called “pre-diabetes.” Estimates are that as many as 50 million Americans fit the criteria for insulin resistance. GH enters the picture because it triggers the release of large amounts of free fatty acids into the blood. The free fatty acids, in turn, interfere with the uptake of glucose, or blood sugar, into cells, and the body attempts to compensate by producing more insulin. Insulin aides glucose uptake into cells, but as the body continues to release large amounts of insulin, the cells become resistant to it. Hence the insulin resistance. Bodybuilders and other athletes are aware of this GH side effect. They often counter it by adding insulin injections to their drug stacks, which serves two purposes: 1) It counters the hyperglycemia, or elevated blood glucose, brought on by GH-induced insulin resistance; 2) it has anticatabolic effects in muscle, and when used with GH and anabolic steroids, it appears to add a layer of anabolic efficiency. Insulin also favors amino acid uptake into muscle and triggers the enzyme that produces muscle glycogen, an effect that creates a fuller-appearing muscle. Of course, using insulin is not without its dangers. Injecting it without taking in carbohydrate can lead to a disastrous drop in blood glucose. That, in turn, can cause a person to pass out suddenly or, depending on the dose used, lapse into a coma. The coma effect has actually happened to several well-known professional bodybuilders. Luckily, they all survived. Then there are the aesthetic side effects of us Continue reading >>

How Steroids Affect Blood Glucose Levels

How Steroids Affect Blood Glucose Levels

The development and proper usage of steroids has been a modern-day miracle in many respects. It has aided many people to recover from a variety of diseases and medical conditions. Steroids are broadly classified into two types: corticosteroids and anabolic steroids Corticosteroids are hormones similar to those that occur naturally in the body which are used to fight, injury disease and stress. They`re useful anti-inflammatory medications and are used to treat dermatitis, asthma, arthritis, to suppress the immune system and to prevent nausea during medical procedures like chemotherapy. Anabolic steroids include testosterone and related compounds which have anabolic (muscle-building) and androgenic (masculinizing) effects. They are sometimes used illegally and can be dangerous, but also might be required for some individuals with blood testosterone levels lower than normal. Do steroids affect blood glucose levels? People who are taking steroids, find it harder to control the levels of glucose in their blood. Steroids cause an increase in blood glucose levels in 3 ways: 1. They inhibit the action of insulin which causes insulin resistance. 2. Reduce the transport of glucose from the bloodstream to muscle and adipose cells. This results in a high level of glucose in the blood. 3. They stimulate the liver to begin releasing extra glucose into the bloodstream. Inhaled steroids that are used for asthma haven`t been found to affect the levels of blood glucose. Nevertheless, blood glucose levels may begin to increase within a few days of commencing oral steroids and will then change depending on the type of steroid, time and dose you`re taking. A steroid injection into the muscle or joint can cause an increase in blood glucose levels soon after it`s administered and its effects Continue reading >>

Using Anabolic Steroids When Suffering From Diabetes?

Using Anabolic Steroids When Suffering From Diabetes?

Using anabolic steroids when suffering from diabetes? Using anabolic steroids when suffering from diabetes? Welcome to the EliteFitness.com Bodybuilding Site! Please join this discussion about Using anabolic steroids when suffering from diabetes? within the Anabolic Steroids category. Excerpt: hello everybody on Elitefitness.com! I am a 19 year old norwegian suffering from diabetes type 1. who are probably soon gonna start my first cycle. but i got some questions first :) 1 what i am going to use is probably anavar. 30-40 mg a day for 6 weeks probably. as ive heard it.s really safe for me, both being young and suffering from diabetes. what do you think? is dose to big-to small? 2 is there anything else, probably cheaper than anavar which will give me as good-better strength Read more or register here to join the discussion below... Using anabolic steroids when suffering from diabetes? I am a 19 year old norwegian suffering from diabetes type 1. who are probably soon gonna start my first cycle. 1 what i am going to use is probably anavar. 30-40 mg a day for 6 weeks probably. as ive heard it.s really safe for me, both being young and suffering from diabetes. what do you think? is dose to big-to small? 2 is there anything else, probably cheaper than anavar which will give me as good-better strength gains than anavar? which is also safe-as safe as possibly when suffering from diabetes? 3 are there any way i can take adventage of my insulin for better gains? i am using lantus 30 units every day. also using fast acting insulin before every meal that i know will get my blood sugar raising! for short acting insulin i am taking like 8-10 units after workout. 8 for breakfeast. and 2-6 on every other meal depending on how much carbs i eat... and dont really have any trouble with Continue reading >>

Anabolic Steroids And Diabetes

Anabolic Steroids And Diabetes

Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community I have type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure (controlled by tablets). I'm going to take up regular exercise in the gym now and I am thinking of getting myself some injectable anabolic steroids so i wont have any problem packing on the muscle. What I want to know is will I been 100% bulletproof safe when I take the steroids? I have heard that it can cause high blood sugar,but if I'm taking meds for blood sugar, will I be ok? I bet after 1 year exercise I will feel like a new man. Don't know much about them other that can raise blood sugars and many followers end up on anger management courses. Also known to raise blood pressure according to this article. \Will bump your post up for replies. Sounds like an unwise move to me. Taking any form of Steroid if you are diabetic is never a good thing as it makes controlling diabetes B/G levels very much harder due to the inevitable rise in B/G levels. Steroids do have their place in the medical profession and should only be taken under professional medical advice. In many instances a Doctor would advise (where steroids are indeed necessary for some medical condition and the patient is a confirmed diabetic - either type 1 or 2) to take them on alternative days, the dosage being adjusted to take this into account. Please don't take them unless your are advised to do so by a doctor. From what I gather, anabolic steroids can amplify the benefits of exercise but are hardly free from side effects. For someone that is just re-starting going to the gym I think taking anabolics are going to add more health complications than benefits. My advice is to make use of your body's very own natural version of anabolic steroid Continue reading >>

Anabolic Steroids & Diabetes (can They Induce Diabetes & Hyperglycemia?)

Anabolic Steroids & Diabetes (can They Induce Diabetes & Hyperglycemia?)

Using steroids for bodybuilding can alter your blood sugar levels, suggesting a potential connection between anabolic steroids and diabetes. If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, it’s essential that you understand how bodybuilding steroids can affect your health. If you’re considering using steroids to support your bodybuilding routine, you need to know about the potential they hold to cause steroid induced diabetes and hyperglycemia. Buy legal steroids online here. Anabolic Steroids & Diabetes A hindered ability to process insulin can be one outcome in the cascade of effects precipitated by anabolic steroids. This makes contracting diabetes a distinct possibility. Diabetes is a broad term for different kinds of metabolic diseases that result in high blood sugar levels. These levels typically stem from low production of insulin (a peptide hormone that creates glucose from glycogen), a failure of the body to respond to insulin, or a combination of both. The most common types of diabetes are: Type 1: When you have Type 1 diabetes, your immune system attacks cells that produce insulin and eventually leads to an insulin deficiency. Without insulin, your body cannot absorb sugar and create energy. Type 2: This form of diabetes stems from either the body resisting insulin—preventing it from using it the right way—or not creating enough of it. Regardless, the end result is an increase in blood sugar. Other Types: Diabetes can develop in other ways too, including gestational diabetes, which is temporary and occurs during pregnancy, and steroid induced diabetes, which stems from prolonged steroid use. Steroid Induced Diabetes A wealth of research supports the notion that glucocorticoids, a class of steroid hormones used in many facets of the medicinal world, can lead to Continue reading >>

Anabolic Steroid Abuse In Young Men May Lead To Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes

Anabolic Steroid Abuse In Young Men May Lead To Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes

Anabolic Steroid Abuse in Young Men May Lead to Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes Anabolic Steroid Abuse in Young Men May Lead to Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes Young men who were current or former misusers of anabolic androgenic steroids demonstrated reduced insulin sensitivity and more visceral fat than non users. Abuse of anabolic steroids is highly prevalent among young men and may have numerous adverse effects that go beyond the side effects on the reproductive system, said study investigator Jon Jarlv Rasmussen, MD, PhD, whose findings were presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) 2016 Annual Meeting . Furthermore, adverse effects following anabolic steroids may persist years after discontinuation. According to Dr Rasmussen, of the Herlev Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark, the study was the result of an observed increase at the institution's endocrinology clinic in young men who experienced side effects after abuse of anabolic steroids, such as gynecomastia and hypogonadism . A recent study suggests that approximately 18% of young men who are involved in recreational strength training have experience with abuse of steroids, Dr Rasmussen said. However, scientific information regarding the adverse effects of these compounds is very limited and indicated to us that this area should be investigated. The present cross-sectional, case-controlled study included 100 young men (age, 18-50 years) who were involved in recreational strength training. The study groups were current anabolic androgenic steroid misusers (n=37; mean age, 31.4 years), formermisusers (n=33; mean age, 34.8 years; mean years since AAS cessation, 2.6), and age-matched control participants (n=30; mean age, 31.5 years). Researchers performed a 120-minute oral glucose tolerance test af Continue reading >>

Steroids And Diabetes.

Steroids And Diabetes.

(Forum for members to discuss the use of anabolic steroids) Is there anyone on here who is a diabetic on insulin that has done a cycle of steroids? If so what side effects did you feel or can someone have going on steroids and being insuline dependent? from my knowledge..the efficacy of insulin is only decreased while on the steroids and probably through pct...don't quote me on that I knew a guy who was bad diabetic who ran lot s of gear and used his insulin or abused it to get real big...real big... Personally..i wouldn't fuck with juice if i were a Type one or 2 diabetes.. Steroids really arn't a problem at all, I've had to increase my total insulin intake because I eat a TON more when on cycle, but really no changes at all. Most steroids actually increase insulin sensitivity But make sure you have your glucose levels under control or you won't benefit much from aas anyways Steroids really arn't a problem at all, I've had to increase my total insulin intake because I eat a TON more when on cycle, but really no changes at all. Most steroids actually increase insulin sensitivity But make sure you have your glucose levels under control or you won't benefit much from aas anyways Thank you for your reply. Iv been searching for hours and hours on different forums to get some info. I told my doctor on my last visit that i was contemplating on doing and asked him what effects it would have on my blood sugar. He said it may actually make them better but then he started to get into all the reason why i shouldnt do it which im already know of. My blood sugar are very well stable. I have a excellent diet, I get to the gym 5x a week and I work 7 days a week. Im constantly moving. As far as insulin i am currently on Novorapid and Levimir. Levimir 35 unites a day. Novorapid is alwa Continue reading >>

Steroids And Diabetes: The Effect On Your Glucose Levels

Steroids And Diabetes: The Effect On Your Glucose Levels

Autumn is approaching with its beautiful fall foliage, hayrides at the pumpkin patch, and harvest festivals, as well as its sniffles and running noses. Cold and flu season is a drab for everyone, but can be particularly worrisome for people with diabetes. In addition to worrying about how being sick will affect their glucose levels and whether or not cold and flu medications are sugar free, being prescribed corticosteroid (steroids) adds a whole other layer of concern. Medtronic Diabetes Clinical Manager, Beth Spencer Kline, MSN, RN, NP-C, CD is back to discuss an important aspect of diabetes management, steroid effects on blood glucose. What are steroids? Steroids are medications used to reduce inflammation and suppress the immune system. Steroid treatment is commonly prescribed for short periods of time to treat conditions such as rashes, musculoskeletal pain, injury, and respiratory ailments. However, steroids can also be prescribed for longer periods of time to treat certain inflammatory disorders, autoimmune disorders, and organ transplants. While steroids can help reduce inflammation and reduce pain, they can also significantly increase blood glucose levels in people with diabetes, as well as individuals with impaired glucose tolerance or pre-diabetes. Why is this? Steroids increase the liver’s release of glucose, and cause insulin resistance, which leads to insulin (either injected or made by one’s own pancreas) working less efficiently. What if I’m prescribed steroids and have diabetes? First, let your prescribing doctor know you have diabetes, because they may be able to prescribe an alternative medication that will not affect your glucose levels. If alternative medication is not an option, inform your diabetes healthcare team immediately so they can dete Continue reading >>

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