What sugar level do you try and lift at? Just curious that’s all. I have 2 friends that are diabetic that play volleyball so I ask a lot of questions to them about it.
But your lifts look impressive from visiting your website. Congrats.
Edit: Noob question. Since you powerlift what does “Raw” mean? To me it means lifts without suits, belts, and straps and maybe wraps. But noticed you were wearing a belt and a suit(?). Thanks.
That’s blood sugar questions is a great one. During gym training, i keep my blood sugar around 120 to 180. Don’t let it drop low or the day is done.
During my competition, I couldn’t get it less than 250. It’s the adrenaline, the stress, everything. I checked it often throughout the day and at times it was 365, and it would NOT go down below 250 with boluses of extra insulin. As soon as I was done, and checked before dinner that night, it was back down to 145.
In the end, it is better that I’m high during the day than low, because I didn’t “feel” high (nauseus or sluggish), and I dfeinitely can’t do anything if I’m low or recovering from a low (it knocks you out well).
RAW in 100% Raw means BELTS ONLY! Some Raw federations allow wrist wraps and knees wraps. And boy, I could’ve used 'em on Sunday!
Thanks for all the information! What measurement does you meter read at? I believe my friends read at mmol/L. So when I read 120-180 I was like “holy shit”. But different measurement obviously.
Sorry to stray away from you powerlifting just curious about diabetes with weight training. I’ll pm you with more questions that arise (if you don’t mind).
Ask away! I also am the editor of www.diabeteens.com.
Yes, I use a mg/dL meter soo those numbers won’t compared with your friends!!!