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Androgens and Hypoglycemia

I have a friend who has some preban M1T that he’s noticed some wicked periworkout hypoglycemia (or hypoglycaemia for y’all across the pond) with. He’s been capitalizing on this by using a large dose of carbs during and after the workout to avoid the telltale shakes and sweats of hypoglycemia.

I can’t find any references for androgens as hypoglycemic agents, and my questions are:

  1. Are androgens indeed hypoglycemic?

  2. If they are, would it be in a male type II diabetic’s interest to search out a doc who would consider HRT magnitude doses for treatment?

Thanks,

Conor

I did find this link, but forgot to post it:

http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2007/jul2007_report_diabetes_01.htm

Interesting article. Thanks!

[quote]conorh wrote:
I did find this link, but forgot to post it:

http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2007/jul2007_report_diabetes_01.htm

[/quote]

That is a good article.