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Type 1 Diabetics With A Six-pack

Type 1 Diabetics With A Six-pack

Are there any Type 1 diabetics here with a six-pack? My endocrinologist told me that it's very likely that type 1 diabetics gather a lot of fat near their chest and lower-abdominal area because of the hormonal imbalance that's cause by diabetes. I've been cutting at 1850 calories for the past 17 weeks (went from 175 to 153 pounds) and there's still no six-pack to behold I'd like to see if there are any type 1 bodybuilders/six-pack owners (lol) on this forum and hear their methods. ------------------------------------------------------- I once had a trainer tell me the inner abs are the hardest to firm up. Most people can build muslce on top but not underneath. It takes lots of pilates and deep breathing techniques to firm up the fat under the belly. I have been slowly working at it but no where near a 6 pack. I have lost all the weight I need to , so now onto the muscles. 115 pounds, Breast Cancer dx'd 6/16, 6 months of chemo and 6 weeks of radiation 2000 metformin ER, 100 mg Januvia,Glimperide, Prolia, Gabapentin, Meloxicam, Probiotic with a Prebiotic, , Lisinopril, B-12, B-6, Tumeric, Magnesium, Calcium, Vit D, and Occuvite mostly vegan diet, low fat and around 125 carbs a day, walk 5-6 miles every other day and 1 hour of yoga and light weights. I'm 45 now but 20 years ago I trained as a competitive bodybuilder. Haven't trained like that since but even though I've been type 1 for about ten years, I may not have the washboard I once had but you can still see a six pack. But I lost 60 pounds at dx and haven't really gained it all back, and I run around 30 miles a week for exercise. But some of the people in my pump group are older than me and very active (2 marathoners) and I would bet that they are sporting a great set of abs. So maybe there is hope that we all won't Continue reading >>

Six Pack For Summer ? Here Ishow.

Six Pack For Summer ? Here Ishow.

Posted on December 2, 2013 by DiabeticAthletic in Eating Habits , F.Y.I. // 0 Comments Are you desperate to get 6 pack abs quickly? I have read many articles and seen it advertised, Four easy moves for the ultimate six pack, or Do this for an immediate flat stomach etc etc. Thats NOT possible ! There are many truths about abdominal training. But here is the bottom line : Firstly, you must be willing to commit and do whatever it takes to get the six pack abs. Second you must realise Six packs are made in the kitchen and not in the gym. And last but not least, Weight loss is NOT a physical challenge, it is a mental one ! Thing is, everyone has a six pack . The reason I put this phrase in inverted commas, is because the number of packs you have is genetically predetermined. Yes, you either have it or you dont. Do not despair ! All I mean is that if you are the guy chasing after that elusive 8 pack and only have 4 abdominals visible ( and have hardly any body fat ), chances are that, that is all you have. Make the most of it and make those 4 blocks as visible as possible This article will lists the most important aspects that you have to get right if you want to have any chance of getting your 6 pack. (Remember even if you just START doing one or two things on my list, you are doing better than before .), Its a lifestyle The most important thing to do is to lose the layer of stomach fat covering the abs. Cardio alone is not going to help much. The best way to do this would be to raise your bodys metabolism throughout the day, and you need to build up lean muscle to accomplish that. Lean muscle can be built by doing strength/resistance training with weights, but they dont necessarily have to be very heavy unless you want to need to use heavy weights. Always remember to cons Continue reading >>

How To Gain Muscle With Diabetes

How To Gain Muscle With Diabetes

Expert Reviewed Four Parts:Preparing to ExerciseBuilding Muscle with ExerciseStaying Safe While ExercisingEating to Build MuscleCommunity Q&A Staying active is very important if you have diabetes. Some studies indicate that weight training exercises can prevent and even reverse the onset of type 2 diabetes — muscle is a dense tissue, and it has a high metabolic rate. As you build more muscle, your body burns more calories even when you are just sitting there doing nothing, versus someone with less muscle. Although there are great benefits, you do have to use caution when exercising. By learning the proper steps to take, you can build muscle mass even with diabetes. Continue reading >>

Type 1 - Insulin Pump And Abs Workout. | Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community

Type 1 - Insulin Pump And Abs Workout. | Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community

Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android . Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community Hey Guys, I'm on Insulin Pump from 3 years and i have been planning to get six pack abs. Since i use medtronics sils which goes parallel to the subcutaneous layer, i am worried that my abs wont have any fat. so my question is will it pain when i inject my insulin pump needle into my abs? Would it have any other affects and will it be the same as pricking now when i have fat? TorqPenderloin Type 1 Well-Known Member Lol, I love the optimism, but maybe you should cross that bridge when you get to it? I'm not on a pump but I do use a dexcom G5 which requires inserting the sensor into my subcutaneous fat. I do have to be very careful about inserting and I have inserted into muscle on a few occasions (not fun), but it's just a matter of squeezing the insert site to bunch your fat up and then inserting. I suppose if you get down to 6% body fat you may have issues but 8-12% body fat will definitely show your abs and your insertions shouldn't be too difficult. Continue reading >>

How Exercise Can Help You Manage Diabetes

How Exercise Can Help You Manage Diabetes

How Exercise Can Help You Manage Diabetes You may not know it, but if you have type 1 or 2 diabetes, you can benefit immensely from some consistent strength training. Here's how to get started! There's no need to hit you with the stats here. You know by now that type 2 diabetes is becoming more prevalent all the time, across all age ranges, in the United States and around the world. And while preventing new cases of type 2 diabetes is rightfully a high priority for policymakers and physicians, there are crucial questions that often get overlooked in the focus on new cases. If you're currently living with diabetes, what can you do to improve your quality of life? What steps can you take to prevent the types of cardiovascular and neurological diseases that often accompany diabetesand ultimately lead to many early deaths? It turns out there's a lot you can do, and not all of it has to do with what you eat. The types of activity in your life also matter immensely. And while cardiovascular training often forms the centerpiece of what diabetics and their doctors consider "exercise," there's a strong, research-backed case to be made that resistance training should be just as central to your approach. Here's why you need to pick up a weight, and what you need to know to start! Physical activity is known to be a remarkably effective tool to help manage type 2 diabetes. In fact, along with dietary choices, it's as effective as any medication a doctor can give you.[1] Exercise is great for a number of reasons, but first in line for diabetics is its ability to promote healthy blood glucose values (or the amount of sugar circulating in your bloodstream) and improve insulin sensitivity, which refers to the ability of the hormone insulin to usher that sugar (glucose) out of your bloo Continue reading >>

5 Tips For Exercise With Type 1

5 Tips For Exercise With Type 1

A diabetes life coach shares her secrets for good blood glucose control while working out. Throughout July, we’re featuring excerpts from Ginger Vieira’s new book, Dealing with Diabetes Burnout. In this final edited excerpt from the book, the longtime life coach and diabetes advocate shares the lessons she’s learned from years of exercise with Type 1 diabetes. There is no doubt that exercising with diabetes is about one million times more challenging than exercising without diabetes, particularly if you take insulin. Low blood sugars and high blood sugars are major party-poopers in the middle of a walk, yoga, spinning class, tai chi, or strength-training. I’m here to tell you that it can be done and you can enjoy exercise, but it takes a little work, a little more effort, and a bunch of self-study. sponsor When I personally started to become really active and committed to exercising regularly, I was working really hard to balance my blood sugar during things like Ashtanga yoga, strength-training, and various forms of cardio like power-walking and the stairmaster. And it wasn’t easy, but at the very same time I was learning with the help of my trainer, Andrew, about what was literally going on in my body during different types of exercise. Learning about this basic science, taking a deep breath, and viewing my body as a science experiment is the only reason I am able to exercise happily and confidently today. Read “25 Facts to Know About Exercise and Type 1 Diabetes.” Here are five lessons I’ve learned on balancing blood sugars during exercise: 1. Understand What Type of Exercise You’re Doing Jogging and strength-training will both have very different impacts on your blood sugar, even though your heart rate may rise during both. Cardiovascular or aerobi Continue reading >>

Body Transformation: Defeating Diabetes

Body Transformation: Defeating Diabetes

Type II diabetes runs in Marks family. It took his mothers life and had him in the crosshairs. With little option, he made a promise his family that kept him alive and lost 101 pounds! My journey started over 20 months ago after a routine visit to the doctor's office for a checkup. I had always been healthy and while I had put on weight through the years, I didn't feel bad at all. I thought, "He's going to tell me I need to lose weight I bet, but everything else is going to be fine." I had never been sick before, never been hospitalized, so I didn't expect anything out of the ordinary during this visit. I was wrong this time. What I was told would change my life forever. I was told I was a Type II diabetic . This was the same disease that my mother passed away from in 1989. I watched her deteriorate over a 20-year span starting around the age of 45 thru when she passed away at the young age of 65 after suffering miserably from this disease for years. And here I was, sitting in my doctor's office being told I'm diabetic. Ironically, I was 45 years old. History was repeating itself. In addition to this life-changing news, I just simply did not feel good about myself mentally. I hated any pictures taken of me. I was embarrassed by what I looked like and just didn't want to face myself. My weight was ruling my thinking and taking over my life in more ways than I could ever realize. Then there were just the physical demands of life. If I went anywhere with the family, I couldn't walk or stand for too long. I would have to sit and rest because my back and my feet just hurt. I had developed back, leg, heel, and just about any other pain you could imagine when I was on my feet too long. On a family vacation in 2011, I sat alone while my family stood in lines themselves because Continue reading >>

Benefit Of Abs Exercise And Diabetes

Benefit Of Abs Exercise And Diabetes

Do you know the benefit of abs exercise and diabetes that carrying extra weight around your stomach is common with people with pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetic, but the truth about abs does not have to be this way to get a flat tummy and control diabetes. As a matter a fact trimming the belly fat doesn't only make you feel better but it could also help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Making the abs muscle stronger also has other advantages for one they support your lower back to hold you up right, which also give you your perfect posture when you sit and walk. So continual poor posture put your abdominal muscles to sleep leaving you with a belly bump as well with an aching back. A good ab workout is the key to reduce your belly fat strengthen your midsection and also increasing your metabolism which in turn will burn fat, control your sugar levels and lose weight. The first step to lose your belly fat is change your diet and the second is find a great ab workout that will flatten your stomach and get rid of your belly bump once and for all. Here are some myths that some people think they need to do to get a flatter stomach. Myth # 1. Doing many ab exercise will get me those rip six pack. Reality. Your progress will plateau if you do the same exercises, regardless of reps. The key is variations for example try a front plank followed by a left-side plank and a right-side plank -- forces you to contract your abs for long intervals, which helps carve your midsection. Myth # 2. Abdominal exercise involve a lot of movement. Reality. Stomach exercise need a steadiness are the best. When you bend your spine while doing crunches you increase the chance injuring you back by dislocating disk in your back. That’s I would suggest doing exercises like planks. Your abs d Continue reading >>

Type 2 Diabetes: The Fitness You Need

Type 2 Diabetes: The Fitness You Need

Type 2 diabetes is not inevitable. Preventing and even reversing the onset of diabetes is entirely possible, but it takes commitment. Taking charge of your health involves a two-pronged approach: diet and exercise. Both are crucial for long-term success and optimal health. Diet and exercise Diet and exercise are both key components of a successful strategy to beat or manage diabetes. Studies show that diet and exercise can sharply lower the likelihood of diabetes, even in people who are at high risk of developing it. Learn about the risk factors for type 2 diabetes » Other studies also show that lifestyle interventions can improve insulin sensitivity and blood lipid profiles and help lower high blood sugar levels. Diet and exercise help lower body weight — and excess body weight is closely linked to the onset of diabetes. A major clinical study called the Diabetes Prevention Program studied people at risk for diabetes. It showed that lifestyle changes involving 150 minutes of exercise per week decreased the risk of progressing to type 2 diabetes by 58 percent. Keep in mind that diet and exercise should go hand in hand. For instance, even if you regularly exercise, a diet with lots of sugar and fat and very little fiber or phytonutrients (beneficial plant compounds) could more than counteract those efforts. On the other hand, you can eat a healthful diet, but if you never get up and move, your cardiovascular health will almost certainly suffer. Cardiovascular health and diabetes are also intricately linked. Committing to a better diet and daily exercise promotes better blood sugar levels, blood lipid control, and mood. It also leads to higher energy levels, which makes it easier to exercise. Daily exercise helps keep blood vessels healthy, makes you feel better about Continue reading >>

3303.0 - Causes Of Death, Australia, 2016

3303.0 - Causes Of Death, Australia, 2016

Footnote(s): (a) Standardised death rate. Deaths per 100,000 of estimated mid-year population. See Glossary for further information. (b) All causes of death data from 2006 onward are subject to a revisions process - once data for a reference year are 'final', they are no longer revised. Affected data in this table are: 2007-2013 (final), 2014 (revised), 2015-2016 (preliminary). See Explanatory Notes 55-58. See also Causes of Death Revisions, 2012 and 2013 (Technical Note) in Causes of Death, Australia, 2014 (cat. no. 3303.0). (c) The age-standardised death rates for 2012-2015 presented in this table have been recalculated using 2016-census-based population estimates. As a result, these rates may differ from those previously published. (d) Deaths registered on Norfolk Island from 1 July 2016 are included in this publication for the first time, see Explanatory Notes 12-15. Source(s): Standardised death rates for Diabetes (E10-E14) in Australia, per 100,000, 2007-2016 (a)(b)(c)(d)-Standardised death rates for Diabetes Mellitus (E10-E14) in Australia, per 100,000, 2007-2016 Footnote(s): a) This graph presents deaths for which Diabetes (E10-E14) is the underlying cause of death. The underlying cause of death refers to the disease or injury which initiated the train of morbid events leading directly to death. (b) Associated causes of death are all causes listed on the death certificate other than the underlying cause of death. (c) The associated causes listed are based on the WHO tabulation of leading causes. See Explanatory Notes 35-37 for further information. Groupings of deaths coded to Chapter XVIII: Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R99) are not included in analysis, due to the unspecific nature of these causes. (d) Continue reading >>

Blasted Belly Fat: What You Can Do

Blasted Belly Fat: What You Can Do

As frustrating as it is to carry around that spare tire or suffer from “muffin top” syndrome, you might find some comfort in the fact that a slimmer, trimmer middle is something that everyone strives for, even celebrities (OK, I realize that’s little consolation). But my point is that, whether your goal is to lose weight to improve your health, to look better, or to feel better — or all three — it can be a challenge. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to whittle your waist somewhat and, perhaps most importantly, lower your risk for a host of health problems. Blasting Away Belly Fat: Here’s How Losing weight can be a challenge, and it seems to be harder for some than others. Plus, depending on how much you want to lose, you may be in it for the long haul. Keep in mind that everyone is different, and what may work for one person may not be the best option for someone else. There really is no magic bullet…yet. And if there were, all of us would have heard of it by now. That being said, last week I mentioned that liposuction (not exactly a feasible option for many people due to the cost) is not a contender for losing visceral fat. So what does work? Here are some possible options: Move it. Yes, you do need to exercise. There’s no way around it. For some people, exercise doesn’t result in actual weight loss (meaning, the scale may not budge), but it can and does shrink visceral fat. Even if you haven’t gained weight, you may notice that fat redistributes itself and tends to settle around your middle. This is especially true of women who have gone through menopause. A study done at Duke University showed that men and women who did no exercise for six months increased their visceral fat by 9%; those who exercised regularly decreased their viscer Continue reading >>

How To Get Lean And Ripped. | Personal Trainer San Diego / North County

How To Get Lean And Ripped. | Personal Trainer San Diego / North County

The best way to get lean and ripped! Eat like a diabetic. Please note before reading this. What I have outlined here is for informational purposes so the reader can be more informed and not self diagnose themselves. Also it is intended for healthy adults and in no way to be taken over the advise of your doctor or other healthcare provider. Remember be safe and consult with your physician especially if you are under their care. Its 11:55am and Im watching every second on the clock tick away as the teacher talks away, like scene from Charlie Brown. For a 9-year-old boy, lunchtime was the highlight of my day. We had an hour break and I was a 10-minute walk from home. Ten minutes too long when it meant cutting into my precious time spent at the local convenient store deciding which sugary delight I would spend my paper route money on. Would it be Red Hot dog gum? Charleston Chew? Kit Kat? Or a Three Musketeers bar? If I had enough money I would buy them all and eat it in less five minutes. I remember buying a pack of thirty. By the time I returned to school I had a red ring around my mouth compelling people to wonder what exactly happened on my lunch break. Fortunately for me, my little candy run was a 2.5-mile round trip and most of the sugar Id eat would get me too and from the store. It was good thing my parents didnt buy much junk food either. I grew up on yogurt, rice, eggs, meat, dairy and a few vegetables here and there. If I had my way, every day would have been Halloween. I remember one of my fellow classmates always smelling like he had alcohol on his breathe and I would ask him why he stunk and he said, because Im a diabetic. What the heck is that I would ask? I remember him sticking his fingers with pins quite often but most of the time he was excused from clas Continue reading >>

How To Build Abs? | Diabetic Muscle & Fitness

How To Build Abs? | Diabetic Muscle & Fitness

Hyperglycemia your biggest enemy to building muscle andlooking great! Insulin abuse in competitive bodybuilding I appreciate getting below 10% body fat may not be everydiabetics goal. However, there a great deal of people with diabetes who are highly passionate about bodybuilding and showing off their physique, where ultra-low levels of body fat are essential to showcase muscular definition. If you love this kind of diabetesdiet and training stuff and want to know even more about how to shred fat and build a better-looking body with diabetes, then youre in the right place. Right now, you can join many other like-minded individuals in the private Diabetic Muscle and Fitness Facebook group who are following my 112 Day Diabetic Shred transformation plan and also save a MASSIVE 85% OFF with this coupon below. Backed by a full 100% results guarantee you have nothing to lose and, with this coupon, you can access over 112 days of workouts,7-day meal plans supplement guides and personal support from Phil Graham and the rest of the Diabetic Muscle and Fitness team all for $16 (14). Get started here and claim your 85% discount now. Continue reading >>

In A Rush? Try 10-minute Workouts

In A Rush? Try 10-minute Workouts

Heres how to squeeze in your 30 minutes of exercise a day Its one of the most frequent excuses: Id love to work out, but I just dont have the time! Youre busy. We get that. But getting the recommended 30minutes of physical activity almost every day is so important. It has a whole slew of benefits, not the least of which is the way exercise affects blood glucose levels. The American Diabetes Association recommends regular physical activity as a key part of managing diabetes along with proper meal planning, taking medications as prescribed, and keeping stress low. Physical activity makes your cells more sensitive to insulin so the insulin can work more efficiently. During exercise, cells can remove glucose from the bloodstream using a mechanism that is independent of insulins effect. But if you dont have time to get to the gym, if carving out a big chunk of your day is out of the question, never fearyou can still fit a workout into your schedule. Theres no reason your 30minutes of exercise (as recommended by the ADA, the American Heart Association, and others) need to be in one block of time. Youve heard all of the effective little tricks to get more activity into your day: Park farther from the store! Take the stairs instead of the elevator! This isnt that. These are real 10-minute workouts you can do three times a day to improve your aerobic (cardio) and anaerobic (stretching and strength) health. Youll be on your way to a half hour of exercise before you know it. Maybe the easiest way to get moving is to take a walk. And trainer Stew Smith, a certified military fitness trainer and strength and conditioning specialist, suggests walking for 10minutes after every meal as a simple way to work in your exercise. So if youre eating three square meals a day? Youre taking thre Continue reading >>

How A Diabetic Can Get Six-pack Abs

How A Diabetic Can Get Six-pack Abs

Here are the basic guidelines for how someone with diabetes can get six-pack abs. The good news is that for diabetics who want six-pack abs, there is nothing different they need to do as far as the training exercises. What the diabetic must do, however, thats different than for someone free of diabetes, is monitor the blood sugar level before, during and after training, and eat sufficient carbohydrates to keep the blood sugar level where its supposed to be. And keep hydrated though thats also advised for all people who work out and want six-pack abs. The ability for an individual to develop a six-pack, regardless of whether or not they have diabetes, has a lot to do with the percentage body fat, explains Alison Massey, MS, RD, LDN, registered dietitian and diabetes educator at the Center for Endocrinology, Mercy Medical Center of Baltimore, whom I interviewed for this post. A combination of a healthy diet and regular physical activity is key in working towards the six-pack goal. However, some individuals may not achieve an actual six-pack if the percentage body fat is still too high. This rule of thumb, as Massey has pointed out, applies to anyone who wants killer abs. But something needs to be made clear: There is more to getting an enviable set of abs than simply losing weight or getting thin. Havent you seen plenty of thin people who didnt even have the slightest amount of definition in their abs? You dont want to get skinny-fat. These are men and women who, though very slender, have a soft, untoned, flabby look, and who have mushy-looking midsections not the faintest sign of definition. To reveal the six-pack, you must force the fat between your skin and abdominal muscles to be sucked out of there. Starvation dieting is not the answer. Intense Weightlifting Sucks O Continue reading >>

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