sspb saidI just had a few questions for those who are diabetic and work out. My family has a history of diabetes and I have shown signs of becoming diabetic. I have managed so far to keep my blood sugar levels manageable between 86 and 103 by working out regularly. The only thing I have been told as far as working out goes is to never work out when my sugar levels are high.
Do any of you have any other pointers or tidbits i should know about such as supplements to avoid. Should I be doing more cardio than weight lifting etc etc...
You'll want to study up on diabetes via your own accord. The American Diabetes Association is good place to start at:http://www.diabetes.org/
Understand, there are two forms of diabetes.
Type 1 is an auto-immune disease that typically strikes during adolescence. Sometimes it's later, but, more often, in the teens. The body does not have endogenous insulin and insulin is required to sustain life.
Type 2 diabetes is a disease of obesity, and poor nutrition, which is 100% preventable through diet and exercise. With as little as two HIIT sessions a week, along with proper diet, Type 2 can be avoided. In type 2 diabetes, the body's receptors become insensitive to insulin via bad diet (mostly, too much sucrose), and obesity.
No one should have type 2 diabetes. It's 100% preventable.
Since President Obama has taken office, stem cell research has been resumed, and there is very promising research for type 1 diabetics. Beta cells are being produced in sheep and mice, and humans will be soon.
Remember: Type 2 diabetes is preventable through proper behavior. No person should have type 2 diabetes.