Any bodybuilders here, fitness fanatics athletes? How do you deal with needed protien/ BCCA's?

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astroman
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   Posted 3/5/2018 11:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Even though my body does not use up sugar very well, I must have a faster than average metabolism. I can eat a lot and I've always been hungery, but my past being athletic prob made me this way.

My high post meal high glucose is usually within an hour or less of eating, not 2.

Today, woke, Took fasting reading at 7 or 7:30, was 108.

At 8:30, I had a bannana and a lower suger gluten free grain bar(granola without granola), no food after.

1/2 hr later , 9 AM glucose reading was 178 (higher than I though it would be, your link says this is bad). This was right after stessed rush hour and some coffee, so that increases a little.

1.25 hrs later was 111

1.5 hrs later was 81 , went down quick, good I guess

2 hrs later was up to 93.

Post Edited (astroman) : 3/5/2018 11:17:22 AM (GMT-7)


Lanie G
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   Posted 3/5/2018 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm pretty sure it was the banana, although check what the carb content of the non-granola bar was. Most of those bars are rather high carb.
Lanie

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astroman
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   Posted 3/5/2018 2:08 PM (GMT -6)   
yep.

I just did a chicken veggie lunch, no sugar, highest glucose was after 45 min and only 102 - reassuring.

So I guessing its fruit and the Dawn phenomenon at night that are the culprits. Dawn Phenomenon being worse after exercise/adrenal induced liver "sugar dumping".

Post Edited (astroman) : 3/5/2018 6:17:05 PM (GMT-7)


Lanie G
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   Posted 3/5/2018 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Keeping a log of the food and drink you're having and the blood sugar before and about 2 hours after will tell you what works for you. Everyone is different. Several other things affect our blood sugar: some medications, being sick, exercise, stress. At least you are aware of this now.
Lanie

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Chaul22
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   Posted 4/11/2018 2:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Type 1 here. Between this and the last time I visited this forum, I've started exercising. I'm not a body builder as such but I'm going for better general health and fitness level and have a dream of completing a long cycling trip in June.

What I've noticed is that I can burn about 20-40g of carbs per hour easily during exercise, so that's what I need to replace. Usually I keep taking glucose tabs during tabs or sipping on sports drinks. Otherwise my blood glucose would crash after about 25 minutes of exercise.

It could also happen that if the blood glucose dropped, the liver would dump glucose into the blood stream but usually I just hit hypoglycemia and eat the glucose tabs in panic anyways before that (or regardless?).

But also long after I have already stopped the exercise, my blood glucose still keeps dropping because whatever injected insulin I may still have in my body is now working more efficiently after the session. That could last for hours which means I'd be eating a lot more after the exercise than compared to a resting day.

Another variable is that after a really hard exercise session the blood glucose might actually go up, not down, but I have never managed to replicate this. I've just read other diabetics say so. I'd pass out for lack of oxygen before I would have managed to get that much out of myself at the gym, I suppose. I think you'd need to be at 90-95%+ range of your max performance and I can't keep that up for long.

Lanie G
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   Posted 4/11/2018 4:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Knowing what your level is during strenuous exercise of any sort is very critical especially for a type 1. Thank goodness you're on top of things, Chaul. I hope you're doing well! How was your winter?
Lanie

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diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
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very low carb way of eating

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/

Chaul22
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   Posted 4/12/2018 12:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I started cycling to work every day this week and I've experienced hypos on two mornings. Usually my blood glucose goes up in the morning but I'm waking up at 5-6 am to low bgl. Hmm, I'll have to figure this out come summer. I'll have to start eating more in the evenings I suppose. I'm not taking any insulin after dinner and am relying on extra long acting insulin that I take in the mornings. I will be getting constant glucose metering for the duration of my cycling trip, or at least I'm hoping that works out. That would make things easier and I could check my bgl every 30 minutes without having to stop by the road to do that.

I'm doing better mentally and physically but I've been filling my calendar with different kinds of responsibilities, so I've been busy and have not managed to check on things here. I'm feeling a little stressed and can't wait for the vacation. At least I'm in good shape and have even lost few kilos of weight, mostly from the waist. I even hired a trainer to guide me through the training without injuries. I've managed to strengthen my joints a little and gain some muscle even regardless of my shoulder trouble that I had in the past.

Thanks. The winter is long. We still have some ice and snow on the ground so it does not feel like we are over it just yet. This weekend should be warm enough for some cycling though, but then it starts raining. Otherwise, I'm doing alright. I hope things are well there and on this forum too.

Lanie G
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   Posted 4/12/2018 2:02 PM (GMT -6)   
(I started another thread with your name in the subject line.)
Lanie

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diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/
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