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A Thread For People With Type I Diabetes (insulin-dependent) Only

A Thread For People With Type I Diabetes (insulin-dependent) Only

A Thread for people with Type I Diabetes (Insulin-dependent) Only A Thread for people with Type I Diabetes (Insulin-dependent) Only I've been wanting to start a thread on Type I diabetes (insulin-dependent) and bodybuilding. I'm a bodybuilder myself and have Type I diabetes. There are often problems and adjustments that we need to make in bodybuilding to taking our diabetes into account. I'd like other bodybuilders with Type I diabetes to post questions and answers and opinions on this tread. So, maybe, here, diabetic bodybuilders can talk about their insulins, bulking, using supplements, their workouts, even steroid use, cardio, diets, contest preps, all in a diabetes context. While I can't regulate it, I'd ask that only people with diabetes post questions and answers here for a variety of reasons. If you don't have diabetes, you probably don't know anything about it (unless you are an MD) and the risk of giving bad/stupid/dangerous advice is huge. Furthermore, asking what a friend/relative with diabetes should do is also a dangerous thing to do - due to the high risk of giving and using bad advice. Please don't email me any questions since that excludes other people from the conversation - just post your questions on the forum for everyone to read and learn from. Also, this shouldn't become a place for advice on using insulin as a growth hormone for non-diabetics. Lastly, please check your FACTS before posting some ridiculous answer in this forum. So, anyone (with Diabetes), please post a question/suggestion for all to read and learn from. Last edited by NovaScotiaMuscl; 05-18-2005 at 07:25 PM. Anyone here with diabetes ever used any creatine? How do you take it and has it worked for you? Yeah, I've taken it before. It was Muscle Link's Creasol, and it seemed to work Continue reading >>

A Thread For Diabetic Weightlifters, Bodybuilders, Powerlifters & Fitness Lifters

A Thread For Diabetic Weightlifters, Bodybuilders, Powerlifters & Fitness Lifters

A Thread for Diabetic Weightlifters, Bodybuilders, Powerlifters & Fitness Lifters Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please,join our community todayto contribute and support the site. This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. A Thread for Diabetic Weightlifters, Bodybuilders, Powerlifters & Fitness Lifters I'm think that we should start a tread for people with diabetes who lift weights. This could be for fitness buffs, power lifters, olympic lifters, bodybuilders and any other type of weight lifters. This thread could cover topics specific to diabetes and weightlifting such as: -impact on insulin use (ie lowered, higher, basal rate changes) -bodybuilding diets and the impact on blood sugars -supplements (protein powders, creatine, etc...) -ability to loose weight and drop BF% (ie getting 'cut') -ability to put on muscle mass (ie 'bulking') In addition, this could be a great forum for mutual support. Any comments, help, discussion from anyone would be great. I'd like other weightlifters/bodybuilders with Type I diabetes to post questions and answers and opinions on this tread, all in a diabetes context. I've been bodybuilding on and off (mainly off recently...) for the last 10 years. There are often problems and adjustments that we need to make in bodybuilding in order to take our diabetes into account-in terms of blood sugars, insulins, etc... I'm currently trying to get back into bodybuilding. I've always found that there is very little information out there about diabetes and bodybuilding. So, considering that there are already a number of diabetic bodybuilders on this forum, why not pool the incrediable amout of experience, knowledge and wisdom about bodybuilding and diabetes. So, anyone (with Diabetes), please post a question/sug Continue reading >>

Type 1 Diabetic - Supplements And Nutrition - Forums - T Nation

Type 1 Diabetic - Supplements And Nutrition - Forums - T Nation

Hey guys, I'm a 17 y/o type 1 diabetic, been training for about 6 months, I have noticed changes in my muscles in terms of strength and detail but no real mass gains, I am eating 3000-3200 calories a day mostly consisting of Beans, Tuna, Chicken, Oats, Wholemeal Pasta, Brown rice, Cottage Cheese and Protein shakes, I am 5'11 and weigh 70kg, so my question is are there any type 1 diabetics out there who actually have success with bodybuilding? If there are I have a few questions for you. Do you take Insulin after a workout and consume a high carb meal/shake? I know Insulin is anabolic, how can i use this to my advantage? Hey guys, Im a 17 y/o type 1 diabetic, been training for about 6 months, I have noticed changes in my muscles in terms of strength and detail but no real mass gains, I am eating 3000-3200 calories a day mostly consisting of Beans, Tuna, Chicken, Oats, Wholemeal Pasta, Brown rice, Cottage Cheese and Protein shakes, I am 511 and weigh 70kg, so my question is are there any type 1 diabetics out there who actually have success with bodybuilding? If there are I have a few questions for you. Do you take Insulin after a workout and consume a high carb meal/shake? I know Insulin is anabolic, how can i use this to my advantage? You need to get a MEDICAL DOCTOR to give you advice. Although i am certain there are good people here that can help you, diabetes can go really wrong really fast, right? Thanks for the replies guys, I have tried talking to my Dieticians/Doctors but they really know absolute 0 about bodybuilding. Why not just go ketogenic and cure your diabetes?[/quote] I suggest you read about the difference between Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that results in complete inability to produce insulin. It cannot Continue reading >>

Type 1 Diabetes And Diet

Type 1 Diabetes And Diet

I'm new on this forum and have a couple questions. First let me tell you that I am a type 1 diabetic and have been for 29 years. You might not understand how this affects weight loss (and I'm not 100% sure either) but for those that don't know the difference between type 1 and 2 here it is: my body produces no insulin. It is an autoimmune disease and my body attacked the insulin producing cells and continues to do so. Most people have type 2 and I might get in trouble for saying this but that type is much easier to control than type 1. Nevertheless, one of my major goals is to get a very defined stomach. I have a flat stomach and I workout five to six times a week (strength training as heavy as I can 3 days and cardio/intervals the other 3). I also don't eat any fried foods or a lot of sugar but I'm just not getting the definition I want and I know it has to do with my diet. Can someone please tell me about how many carbohydrates I should be eating a day? My body fat percentage is still completely unacceptable to me (around 24-25%) and I need suggestions. I'm very motivated and will do whatever is necessary. The reason I brought up the diabetes is because I try to keep my blood sugars at normal levels as much as possible but there are going to be times when stuff happens and it goes out of flux. I can drop as low as 10 and be in convulsions and as high as 500 and almost be in ketosis (normal is between 80 to 120). When those blood sugars happen, the diet is completely screwed up. Are there any other type 1 diabetics on here that have found success with their weight loss goals? I'm new on this forum and have a couple questions. First let me tell you that I am a type 1 diabetic and have been for 29 years. You might not understand how this affects weight loss (and I'm not Continue reading >>

Pancakes Bodybuilding Forum

Pancakes Bodybuilding Forum

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Bodybuilding With Diabetes

Bodybuilding With Diabetes

When I tell people I'm diabetic, they look at me like I'm joking. They find it hard to believe that here is this muscled up guy, with relatively low body fat, who is a diabetic. Often times when we think of a diabetic we think of someone who has made poor food choices their whole life, is overweight, and often lazy. Well things aren't always as they appear. I was diagnosed with diabetes over a year ago, and was borderline diabetic the year prior. I have asked myself over and over again what could have caused this. Was it steroid use over the years? Was it massive food consumption and carbs? Was it just in my cards since I have a family history of auto immune disorders (my mother has chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia)? The thing is I'll never know. My best guess is a perfect storm of limited sleep, excessive dieting which caused my liver to dump glucose into my body instead of food, and elevated cortisol levels for far too long. You see, I never really stopped dieting after this show I competed in back in 2009. I stayed very lean year round, and ate like I was contest prepping all the time. But that's neither here nor there, it is what it is now. Just before I was diagnosed with diabetes I noticed how thirsty I was all the time. It was worse at night, I just could not drink enough water to satisfy myself. I could literally drink 5-6 20 ounce bottles of water within an hour, and still felt thirsty. I also noticed how tired I was. I would wake up, go to the gym, and an hour later I felt like going back to sleep again. Then when it really was time to go to sleep at night, I could not fall asleep for shit!! I tossed and turned, woke up every couple hours, and day in and day out this was how it was for a couple months. I also noticed how irritable I was after eating a Continue reading >>

Diabetes & Bodybuilding

Diabetes & Bodybuilding

There are two types of Diabetes Mellitus: types 1 and 2. The pathology of each of the two diseases is completely different and, from a nutrition and exercise viewpoint, each should be treated differently. Blood glucose levels are controlled by the hormone insulin produced by the pancreas. Glucose comes from our food from starchy foods, like rice, potatoes, bread, etc and from sugar. It is also manufactured in the liver from where it is passed into the blood. In diabetes glucose cannot be used effectively as a fuel by the body so levels rise in the blood and excess passes into urine. This is why diabetics, before diagnosis, pee more and feel excessively thirsty. There may also be other symptoms like lethargy, blurred vision, lack of concentration and fatigue. In type 1 diabetes there is no insulin produced from the pancreas at all, so the patient has to be treated with injections of insulin a number of times a day, as well as following a suitable diet. There are a number of different types of insulin regimens advised by doctors, and which regimen an individual follows may have implications for the diet. Fortunately, newer insulin regimens encourage patients to take more control over their own nutrition themselves. In type 2 diabetes insulin is produced from the pancreas but is unable to act properly in the body. This is as a consequence of a metabolic state of the body called insulin resistance and, because the insulin is not having its desired effect, this leads to more and more insulin being released; high blood glucose levels are associated with high blood insulin levels. Type 2 diabetes is often, but not always, associated with being overweight and it usually occurs in people over 40 years old, with the main exceptions being younger people who are morbidly obese. Reg Continue reading >>

Bodybuilder Doesn't Let Type 1 Diabetes Weigh Her Down

Bodybuilder Doesn't Let Type 1 Diabetes Weigh Her Down

Bodybuilder doesn't let Type 1 diabetes weigh her down Diane Brown, 50, of south St. Louis County, is a competitive bodybuilder despite having Type 1 diabetes. Diane Brown, 50, of south St. Louis County, is a competitive bodybuilder despite having Type 1 diabetes. Diane Brown, 50, unabashedly says shes an example of what is possible for someone with Type 1 diabetes. Since being diagnosed at age 13, she has spent her life as an athlete and most recently a competitive bodybuilder. Her message: Dont ignore the disease and dont surrender to it. I want people to know that Type 1 diabetes is not the end of the world, she said. Youve got to be diligent about eating healthy and checking sugars. People who say theyre not doing well arent giving up the sugary foods, not following the diets. The American Diabetes Association says Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas stops working. When that happens, it no longer excretes insulin, a hormone necessary for the body to burn sugars and carbohydrates. The disease is incurable but can be managed by taking insulin and following a healthful diet. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas doesnt excrete enough insulin. Type 2 often is caused by a sedentary lifestyle and obesity. It sometimes can be managed with exercise and a more healthful diet, but may require medication or insulin. Type 1 diabetes was once called juvenile diabetes because it affected mostly children and young adults. It also used to signal a shorter life span. But that has changed immensely. Medicine and technology have advanced to the point where people with Type 1 diabetes can live normal lives, says the Diabetes Association. For 23 years, Brown took insulin shots twice a day. Today, she wears an insulin pump, which mimics a healthy pancreas. And it has never kept Continue reading >>

Getting Shredded As A Type 1 Diabetic

Getting Shredded As A Type 1 Diabetic

Hey so I'm looking to get ripped but being a type 1diabadass is way ****ing harder than it seems. i am currently on kris gethins workout and diet program and its putting some muscle on but not burning fat and getting me lean. If there's people who understand type 1 diabetes and getting lean pitch in please. I'm 5'8 male 195 lbs i eat fairly healthy cheat occasionally and correct low sugars when needed take supplements and I'm incredibly active as a Chef. Your first step should be to learn proper nutrition instead of following that workout/diet program. Read the Sticky threads at the top of this forum to start. Then apply that knowledge to your situation and fill your calorie/macronutrient needs with foods that will help with your blood sugar, etc. Hey so I'm looking to get ripped but being a type 1diabadass is way ****ing harder than it seems. i am currently on kris gethins workout and diet program and its putting some muscle on but not burning fat and getting me lean. If there's people who understand type 1 diabetes and getting lean pitch in please. I'm 5'8 male 195 lbs i eat fairly healthy cheat occasionally and correct low sugars when needed take supplements and I'm incredibly active as a Chef. Try not to use it as an excuse or crutch to your physique or goals. There is no reason you can't eat certain foods, or amounts because it's too hard to control your blood sugar levels. You have to get a close understanding of your daily patterns by constantly monitoring your levels. So long as you maintain your levels in a decent range your results won't suffer. Obviously if you want to get 'ripped' you will have to have some muscle mass, but the same rules apply to a diabetic as they do everybody else. Calorie deficit for weight loss and intense training to hold onto what st Continue reading >>

Type1 Diabetes And Bodybuilding

Type1 Diabetes And Bodybuilding

Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community Can anyone please suggest me how can i gain using insulin I read much of web but i confused how to take insulin for muscle building Then eat 1 lunch and 1 pre workout meal of 97g of carbs Then eat 1 post workout, 1 dinner and 1 before bed meal total of 121g of carbs I gained some muscle but I gained lot of fat Do you carb count and adjust your insulin? Tagging @TorqPenderloin for you as he knows about such things. Do you carb count and adjust your insulin? Tagging @TorqPenderloin for you as he knows about such things. @azure Yah i count my carbs and adjust insulin dose Yah i count my carbs and adjust insulin dose @azure I don't track BG frequently but they are normal or slightly higher than normal @azure I don't track BG frequently but they are normal or slightly higher than normal If your blood sugar is higher than normal that may be causing you to lose/not be able to put on weight. I know nothing about bodybuilding, but I would recommend close attention to blood sugars, which means frequent and regular testing. If your blood sugar is higher than normal that may be causing you to lose/not be able to put on weight. I know nothing about bodybuilding, but I would recommend close attention to blood sugars, which means frequent and regular testing. @azure i check my BG 1 or 2 times a month @azure i check my BG 1 or 2 times a month Don't you have a blood meter at home? How can you carb count and adjust your insulin if you don't know what your blood sugar is? I would suggest that being unaware of your blood sugar throughout the day is going to make your bodybuilding much harder, as well as risk your health short term and long term. What country are you in? Continue reading >>

Insulin And Bodybuilding

Insulin And Bodybuilding

This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More. I know that many of us have children that are still pretty young, but there are a few that have pre-teen boys that are getting more and more into athletics, and there is something I wanted to make sure you all knew. If your sons choose to get into lifting weights as teenagers, you can expect their muscles to grow much faster than those of their classmates. Synthetic insulin is actually used by many bodybuilders to help stimulate oxygenation of the muscles. I can't tell you how many times I have been approached while at the gym (once they see my pump) about supplying them with fast-acting insulin. I can personally attest that if I am out of the gym for a few weeks, I can gain muscle mass at about 4 times the rate of those I regularly lift weights with. It's the insulin. Anyway, there were a few threads tonight about our sons in athletics, and I thought I should share this with you all. I'm not trying to encourage anyone to take insulin in order to build muscles; obviously that is dangerous. I just want to warn the moms and dads of older boys what is going to happen when they mix weights with insulin. This is interesting..Kelton wants to beef up his muscles at the gym we go to..But has not started lifting weights yet..I will show him this thread and maybe this will get him motivated The thread is really meant more as a warning than motivation. I'd hate to see anyone think that "if I just take a little more insulin before I work out..." I really debated posting it because I was afraid I would send out the wrong message. Of course, under the guidance of great parents like the ones found here, they should be fine. I know this is an old thread, but just felt I'd touch Continue reading >>

Bodybuilding And Type 1 Diabetic

Bodybuilding And Type 1 Diabetic

My name is Daniel im 21 years old. [diabetic type 1] 8 years. I wanted to know how diabetes type 1 affects on bodybuilding? The intention if it affects muscle breakdown? If sugar is too high or too low its influencing On building muscle or destruction ? [Not talking about weakness and other symptoms] I know anabolic hormone insulin it strong Enough. question how the body grows with A small amount of insulin... I did not know where to post this so if I was wrong Just tell me where to start and I will move there You should definitely ask your doctor, but as a fellow type 1 diabetic I can give you some anecdotal information from my experiences. I have had great success gaining weight, muscle and strength since my diagnosis 2.5 years ago. After I was released from the ICU, my first A1C was 14.1, I weighed 140 pounds and could barely squat the bar. Within a year I was squatting 315, deadlifting 445 and benching 245. I now weigh 190-200 depending on the week and am in the best shape of my life. My last 3 A1Cs have all been 5.1 and I credit my commitment to weightlifting with keeping my bloodsugar in a consistently healthy range. If I were you, I would focus first on getting your blood sugar to more normal levels before you start trying to "bodybuild." If you work out hard with sugar that high you can actually hinder growth, per my doctor. I'm able to keep my BS in check with a low carb/high protein diet. Most days I keep my carb count below 100-125, with occasional higher days. It's much harder to get a consistently high BS readings when you aren't consuming as many carbs. In all, weightlifting and exercise can really help lower your blood sugar and improve your long term prospects with this disease, but not without you trying harder in the kitchen. hello .. dont have a spec Continue reading >>

Bodybuilding Can Help You Manage Type 1 Diabetes!

Bodybuilding Can Help You Manage Type 1 Diabetes!

Bodybuilding Can Help You Manage Type 1 Diabetes! You can't prevent type 1 diabetes but you can lead a healthy life and minimize your chances of developing the myriad complications that are associated with diabetes. Bodybuilding can help you do this. As a bodybuilder you will improve you ability to watch your food intake. Exercise increases the effect of insulin moving sugar from the blood. Be careful. High blood sugar can weaken your immune system. Type 1 diabetes typically develops in childhood though there are cases where adults develop this disease. You can't prevent type 1 diabetes but you can lead a healthy life and minimize your chances of developing the myriad complications that are associated with diabetes. Bodybuilding can help you do this. Type 1 diabetes develops when your pancreas produces very little or no insulin in response to increases in blood sugar after eating. Insulin is an anabolic hormone that helps carry sugar from your bloodstream to your body's cells for use as energy. With type 1 diabetes, the immune system attacks the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. As blood sugar builds up with no place to go, supplemental insulin is necessary to carry this sugar to your body's cells. All of these symptoms result from high blood sugar and/or a lack of energy from cells deprived of sugar. There are a few short-term complications and several long-term complications that may arise in someone with type 1 diabetes. High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) - symptoms include: Bodybuilding Can Help You Manage Type 1 Diabetes Type 1 diabetes is all about managing your blood sugar levels within normal limits by regulating your insulin doses to match your carbohydrate intake. The better you regulate your blood sugar and stay healthy, the less likely you are to suffe Continue reading >>

Type 1 Diabetic Bodybuilding

Type 1 Diabetic Bodybuilding

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. I am 39 years old and type 1, I am using my insulin to my advantage. Started a few months ago at the gym, and changed my way of taking shots. Us diabetics don't have the advantage of taking a high sugar and protein after workout to turn our bodies on to insulin turn on,, we control that through a shot. The key is, we control!! Timing with our protein and carbs is key!! First, talk to your doctor, let them know of your change,, You will be testing or taking shots more frequently, they can adjust any prescriptions for insurance to cover the charge. You might have read about the importance of insulin.. It is the most important to getting that protein and carbs to repair muscle. The faster the better!! I have been working on timing, nutrition, and weight training to use this to my advantage!! If you want to learn more about turning this disease of diabetise into your advantage, let me know! My brother is a type 1 diabetic. Let's hear some thoughts. Age: 27 | Height: 5'8" | Weight: 165 lbs | Penis: 2.5 inches I am also type1 diabetic, have been since the age of 15 and am 31 now. Getting back into the training game as the missis says i'm not as muscular as I used to be! I have a friend with type I diabetes - he has to be mindful that his insulin needs drop when he's about to train because GLUT4 translocation is stimulated by movement. It's a tricky little dance to get the levels right. If he forgets and takes his usual insulin, he has to get in more glucose to compensate and that means fat gain. I would love to k Continue reading >>

Type 1 Diabetic Attempting To Cycle (first Time)

Type 1 Diabetic Attempting To Cycle (first Time)

Type 1 Diabetic Attempting to Cycle (first time) Type 1 Diabetic Attempting to Cycle (first time) Welcome to the EliteFitness.com Bodybuilding Site! Please join this discussion about Type 1 Diabetic Attempting to Cycle (first time) within the Anabolic Steroids category. Excerpt: Hello, I'm a Type 1 Diabetic, and I'm going to be attempting my first "cycle" here in about a month, month and a half. With that, I'll cover some of the basics (about me), so that they're out of the way: Goals: Decrease body fat, increase muscle STRENGTH, and I wouldn't mind a bit of a nicer look :) Age: 26 years Height: 6'1" Weight: 228 lbs BF %: Using Calipers ~19-20% Training: M/F Heavy lifting doing Legs, Chest with 30 mins cardio (Always do a little abs with lifting, so I won't Read more or register here to join the discussion below... Type 1 Diabetic Attempting to Cycle (first time) Hello, I'm a Type 1 Diabetic, and I'm going to be attempting my first "cycle" here in about a month, month and a half. With that, I'll cover some of the basics (about me), so that they're out of the way: Goals: Decrease body fat, increase muscle STRENGTH, and I wouldn't mind a bit of a nicer look M/F Heavy lifting doing Legs, Chest with 30 mins cardio (Always do a little abs with lifting, so I won't keep specifying) W/Sun Heavy lifting doing Back, Shoulders Thursday Ice Hockey (1.5 hour game as a goaltender = exhausting) Saturday/Sunday Ice Hockey Practice 1-2 hours a day (again = exhausting) Diet: Around 200-220 grams of protein/day, 150 grams of carbs, 100-120 grams of fat. Reasoning behind this is I'm SENSITIVE AS HELL to carbs. I eat a banana and seem to gain 5 lbs of flab right off the bat! Proteins and fats I can eat all day (and enjoy doing so!) but a damned cup of oatmeal every morning will HALT fat bu Continue reading >>

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