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diabetes and dieting

what is the best diet and exercise plan for an insulin dependant diabetic who is trying to lose weight?

Someone who has tight control over their blood glucose and who really know how to use their insulin can use almost any diet plan and exercise program. I would suggest reading up on how insulin works and start slow on any plan and rigoursly monitor blood glucose. Also, primarily take in carbs after a workout becasue their are non-insulin mediated pathways to deliver nutrients into the muscle.

Also, try emailing Bryan Haycock at his thinkmuscle site. I’m pretty sure that exercise, nutrition and diabetes is one of his areas of expertise. They also have a forum at the site where you could also post a question like this.