I’m think that we should start a tread for people with diabetes who lift weights. This could be for fitness buffs, power lifters, olympic lifters, bodybuilders and any other type of weight lifters.
This thread could cover topics specific to diabetes and weightlifting such as:
-impact on insulin use (ie lowered, higher, basal rate changes)
-bodybuilding diets and the impact on blood sugars
-supplements (protein powders, creatine, etc…)
-ability to loose weight and drop BF% (ie getting ‘cut’)
-ability to put on muscle mass (ie ‘bulking’)
-types of workouts
-types of cardio
In addition, this could be a great forum for mutual support. Any comments, help, discussion from anyone would be great. I’d like other weightlifters/bodybuilders with Type I diabetes to post questions and answers and opinions on this tread, all in a diabetes context.
I’ve been bodybuilding on and off (mainly off recently…) for the last 10 years. There are often problems and adjustments that we need to make in bodybuilding in order to take our diabetes into account-in terms of blood sugars, insulins, etc…
I’m currently trying to get back into bodybuilding. I’ve always found that there is very little information out there about diabetes and bodybuilding.
So, considering that there are already a number of diabetic bodybuilders on this forum, why not pool the incrediable amout of experience, knowledge and wisdom about bodybuilding and diabetes.
So, anyone (with Diabetes), please post a question/suggestion for all to read and learn from.
Anyone willing to join in?