chuckystud saidYou don't need friends to work out.
What type of diabetes do you have? You did not mention it.
Type 2 diabetes is 100% preventable and reversible if many instances.
Saying type 2 diabetes is preventable is staring to look like a myth in many cases. It has been proven babies born of a low weight,can grow up to develop type 2 diabetes, even those who have always been slip and active and never eat much junk food; research in India has proven this, because many Indians grown to develop type 2 diabetes, and they are not fat or lazy; yet they were all born small babies; genitics can play a role too.
I know folks are starting to say this, but, conventional science has said otherwise.
The original poster here needs to talk to his health care professional. He probably has type 2 diabetes. (If he has type 1, insulin would almost certainly be indicated.)
There are plenty of folks around who are insulin tolerant via bad diet, and lack of exercise, yet are not overweight. The guy who works on my Chuck Truck has had 3 digits removed, and consistently has high blood sugar, and refuses to exercise or actively treat it. He's gonna' need another toe chopped off soon. It's all black and icky.
Insulin sensitivity can be changed with diet, and intense exercise. We're not talking a walk around the block but, rather, anaerobic exercise that gets your HBA-1C score down by pulling those sugar crystals out and metabolizing them.
The original poster needs to monitor his blood sugar levels; know what good levels are; and know his A1C.
On a recent trip to Charleston, WV, I was at the hotel and this guy and his wife struck up a conversation with me about bodybuilding. His wife had diabetic ulcers and narcosis, and looked to definitely be a type 2. She was sitting there with a plate full of jelly rolls / donuts. Sad, huh?
Logan, with lived with me for 3.25 years, was a type 1 diabetic, with an especially brittle case, and issues of anxiety that would tip his blood sugar over. His lowest A1-C was 5.5 (really good...almost too low). Even though he was a young man, and ate very cleanly, Logan still battled the cholesterol battle that most type 1s do. A great kid, that I mentored, protected, cared for, and drove around for nearly four years, I would cry sometimes, watching Logan struggle with it. It seemed unfair for such a nice kid to have a disease, but, he took it all in stride most of the time. It was all an inspiration to me, and Logan is doing well, all things considered. He decided to back off his weight lifting, and we got him into a really great job where he can be independent and make a good living.
Diabetes is serious business. The original poster needs to start educating himself at diabetes.org, and going from there.
Bodybuilding and diabetes go hand in hand, with anaerobic exercise, and careful monitoring of diet. For a type 1, sudden dips in blood sugar can be a problem. We could drop Logan's blood sugar 70 points in three sets of legs. That's how weight lifting bangs on blood sugar.
It's important to take action NOW, rather than later, when you have digits removed like my mechanic, Mike. Mike refuses to change anything in his life style and is suffering for it. Eventually, he'll probably not just lose digits, but, a limb.
A blood sugar meter is $10 at any Walmart. That's step 1.
Because I carry so much muscle, my metabolism grinds away on blood sugar. In my case, my blood sugar goes low (hypo), if I don't eat. Many folks mistake low blood sugar for headaches, or anxiety. Low blood sugar creates anxiety, and paranoia, among other things, and can be scary. One night, Logan walked about 20 miles, when he went hypo and was not cogent, and it took me hours to find him. (Eventually, he drank a bit of Gatorade and called me in a confused state.) I also saved Logan's life three times when he had seizures.
Like I said, diabetes is not something you are going to manage on this forum. You'll want to educate yourself, and get in touch with a diabetic educator.
What the fuck is up with your doctor letting you out of his office without giving you the bare bone basics of your diagnosis? There's no excuse for you not having been told more.
Sounds like your blood sugar was high and the doctor is trying to see if cleaning up your diet will help it. You need to know what you blood sugar is, all the time.
I'm not diabetic, but, I can tell that I've found a spot around 85 where I really start to have issues. I saw Logan at 16 a few times (dangerously low). I saw him as high as about 440. I've learned that I need to start eating around 90 (considered normal, pre meal) or I get issues with anxiety, and even confusion. How Logan could walk around with a blood sugar of 45 was pretty amazing (his insulin pump would get ahead of him or he would eat fewer carbs than his body was taking up / misjudged the carb amount). He used to tell me that he had gotten tolerant to it. Didn't keep us from a few trips to the doctor, and 1 trip to the E.R.