Are there any suppliments safe for diabetics?

  • hagerstowncat...

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    Feb 25, 2009 2:32 PM GMT
    Just a questions guys... I see alot of guys that sing the praises of Muscle Milk on here but my question is is there any suppliments to promote muscle growth that are safe for diabetics? Any help or suggestions would be appreciated!
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    Feb 25, 2009 5:20 PM GMT
    Depends, you type I or type II?
  • hagerstowncat...

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    Feb 26, 2009 3:11 AM GMT
    type II
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    Feb 26, 2009 3:25 AM GMT
    Exercise is the best supplement for you.

    You need to lay off the crap in your diet.
    You need to learn discipline.

    I've known a bunch of folks who ARE NO LONGER TYPE II because they got on a digit control program.

    Recently, I met at guy at Lifetime Fitness in Flower Mound, Texas, who previously had been 400 pounds, hypertensive, and type II. Now, a year later, he's 300 pounds, not hypertensive, and NOT type 2. (Those who've seen him drudge through it have an appreciation for his efforts.)

    Sure, genes can suck, but, you need to fix-up your diet; you need to EXERCISE.

    Tell us your HBA1C and your median glucose value.

    You need HIIT.
    You need muscle.
    You need exercise.

    Your insulin sensitivity will increase.
    Your glycogen uptake will increase.
    You'll burn more calories at rest.

    Small meals often.
    Slow down on your sugar and alcohol.
    Cool it on the fattie stuff.
    Slow down on the caffeine.
    Ditch the tobacco.

    In a sentence, with regard to your blood sugar, steady as she goes.

    With regard to Type II, no need to have it, and time to get rid of it.
  • hagerstowncat...

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    Feb 26, 2009 3:39 AM GMT
    well getting rid of type II is not an option since my body produces insulin just not enough to maintain me, but thanks for the comments
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    Feb 26, 2009 3:41 AM GMT
    Wanna know the secret supplement that supports the best muscle growth? It's CALORIES.

    Muscle Milk has a bunch of fat and sugar in it, so it's hell for any diabetic. You just want to stick to anything low-fat and low in high-GI carbohydrates. Protein and low-GI carbohydrates are what you need to be looking for in any supplement.

    You'll also want to ensure you're keeping your diet clean. No sugars, no alcohol, no tobacco, and no excess amounts of fat. Eat small meals of about 30g of carbs and 20-40g of protein about eight times a day, and load up on 40-50g of protein and 50g of low-GI carbs and 30g of high-GI carbs post-workout.

    Just the working out and diet alone will kick your insulin sensitivity up and you'll be kissing your glucophage good bye if you stick to it.
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    Feb 26, 2009 3:44 AM GMT
    Steady as she goes.

    You study this. You learn everything you can. Understand why it's happening. It's not that hard to fix.

    You're being a big baby and need to take the problem and come up with a plan for success, with the view that failure is not an option.

    Flex89 (Logan) is a type 1, that I live with.

    Exercise.

    Have your testosterone checked, too. You're at that age.
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    Feb 26, 2009 11:23 PM GMT
    Exercise is extremely important. You should focus on becoming/maintaining fit(ness) and stabilizing yourself in a healthy lifestyle before trying to bulk up.

    My father has diabetes and the doc told him to get as much activity into his life as he can, but then she told him to rest as much as he can because of hep-c.

    I don't like saying it but my father is weak and could never face his own mortality, so his reaction was to not do a fucking thing. Wine, candy, Mcfuckyouover burgers, potato chips, microwave popcorn.
    Last week's lab indicated he's in end stage.

    Get, or keep you ass in gear and excel. There's nothing more pathetic then resigning before the battle.
  • hagerstowncat...

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    Feb 27, 2009 12:52 PM GMT
    Thanks for the comments, ohhh trust me I've been on a strict diet for years to help with the diabeties as well as exercise and of course medicine. To clear some things up as some must think I'm a 400 pound gorilla. I'm in pretty good shape at 42 yo, I'm 5-11, 190 lbs with a 34 waist with relatively low body fat and visit the doctor every three months to monitor the diabeties and the doctor says I'm generally healthy. So just to clear the air while its true that the rise in type II in this country is due to being overweight there is such a thing as being in shape with type II. The purpose of this thread was to simply get some suggestions that I could investigate and run by the doctor to stay within my restrictions, so thanks for those who posted constructive comments.
  • rnch

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    Feb 27, 2009 1:52 PM GMT
    why "slow down on the caffine"?
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    Mar 02, 2009 8:47 PM GMT
    Study up the affects of caffeine on blood sugar. There, you shall find your answer.
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    Mar 02, 2009 8:50 PM GMT
    that's good to hear that you're trying to take care of yourself with type II. I will admit though, being type I diabetic, nothing is more annoying than people assuming that you have diabetes because you're overweight, and there certainly are type II's who make that stereotype what it is
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    Mar 02, 2009 8:58 PM GMT
    Should YOU not pose this question to a medical professional and or a nutritionist whose specialty is treating both type I and II diabetes? Really unless someone here has medical degree or BS/MS in nutrition why would you seek out that kind of advice here? I'm just sayin.
  • rnch

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    Mar 02, 2009 9:00 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidStudy up the affects of caffeine on blood sugar. There, you shall find your answer.
    thanks for the non-answer. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Mar 02, 2009 9:24 PM GMT
    You should discuss this topic with your doc, NP, or diabetes-nurse.....and whatever kind of supplement you use, remember to follow your B-Gluc-level often enough.
    Anyway, although I'm a med.pro, this is the wrong place to ask for advice....Visit the professional, who knows your situation and ask him/her.
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    Mar 02, 2009 9:52 PM GMT
    Here HERE! TomiR1,

    I am often baffled by some of the advice which is asked on this site. Come on! This is your health man.
  • GQjock

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    Mar 07, 2009 12:36 PM GMT
    The best answer that you'll be able to get here is ... depends

    Depends on the type of DM you have
    depends on the level of control in the short term and long term
    depends on the brittleness you have
    depends on your exercise level
    depends on your diet

    and on and on
    basically it depends on you .... talk this out with your MD
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    Mar 07, 2009 12:44 PM GMT
    hagerstowncatcher saidwell getting rid of type II is not an option since my body produces insulin just not enough to maintain me, but thanks for the comments


    Chuckles lives in a B/W world, hence his comment. Pay him no mind. Had you explained your pancreas problem at the beginning he would have given you exact same response.