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Diagnosed Pre-Diabetic in Middle of Test Cycle....grrrrrr...


#1

Hello Folks

Let me be honest...I'm feeling downright frustrated!!! With all the eating, hard training, anabolic support for past 28 days my weight has only gone up by 1 kg. And I'm not a hard gainer by any chance. I grew on from 78 to 96 kg. just on food and supplements and of course training.

I feel very sleepy and tired these days and especially after carb meals. My pre-cycle blood check up did indicate my fasting blood sugar at 119 mg/dL (d doc said it's ok...u just need to do mild exercise!)...Anyways went to another Diabetologist today and checked up...still fasting blood sugar at 107 mg/dL. which in a nut shell means my Insulin sensitivity is messed up. The Doc says u can have half a potato, half a cup of rice etc. no sugar, no juices...blah...blah...

Now I'm wondering, 1. Can reduced Insulin sensitivity halt muscle gains?
2. What do i do about the 400 gms of carbs I'd included into my daily gain diet?

BTW, let me just put down the Diet I'm following right now:

Ht.: 5'10
Wt.: 100
BF: 15-20% apprx

            pr      carb    fat	

Meal 1A 23 57 1 Whey + 50gm Oats + 1 banana
Meal 1B 15 62 24 5 whites + 250gms sweet potatoes
Meal 2 38 62 24 5 whites + 250gms sweet potatoes + 1 Whey
Meal 3 60 60 25 300gms chicken + 80gms Rice (raw wt.)
Meal 4 60 60 25 300gms chicken + 80gms Rice (raw wt.)
Meal 5(Pst Wk) 46 50 2 Whey + 50gm Glucose + Creatine
Meal 6 60 60 25 300gms chicken + 80gms Rice (raw wt.) + cooked veg

gms 302 411 123
calories 1208 1644 1107 3959 (total cal.)

As you may observe, Rice, potatoes, sweet potatoes etc. were my major ingredients for carbs. What do i do now!!!

My Sustanon250 cycle is now in it's 4th week. What do i do about that...as in should I continue the cycle as is and re-adjust my diet plan...or I get going with PCT, get on with another diet plan, observe results and then re-start another cycle?
Please provide you valuable opinions...also if you have any information about how Diabetics go about Gain and cutting would be really helpful...

Take care...
-Geoff


#2

You taking just 1 cc of sust a week? How are you dosing it? I cannot comment of your diet /health questions.

I know even with the prop ester in sust, you really don't see any results until week 4 of cycle( at least that's been my experience). You should start seeing some solid gains over the next 6 weeks.

Total calories a day is almost 4000? At 200lb? My maintain. Caloric intake is at 3500 at 210lbs so gaining about 2 lbs is about right especially if you're training hard. Although I would expect to see you gain at least 5 lbs in water weight relatively quickly. Are you running an AI?

I would try taking in carbs mostly at preWo and pro. Keeping moderate through out the day. You may need to post this in the supplement section as I think Biotest has some supps for insulin sensitivity.


#3

I'm running Sust250 at 125mg EOD...u r right about the water weight...i'm running Femara at a very low dose E2D for AI...i can actually notice d difference in Bloating...

Maybe I should get one of those blood sugar meters and test at regular intervals to determine my Insulin sensitivity and decide how to go about it.

BTW do u think reduced Insulin sensitivity can hamper Gains on a diet high in Carbs?

TC...


#4

Sust took over a month to kick in for me...be patient.
If your working out hard and not gaining - EAT MORE!
Just my 2 cents - best of luck


#5

Thanks Buddy...


#6

Finally got out of depression and went for a light training day Chest, Shoulder, Triceps...maybe after 4 days. And I observed something strange: Now that I'm scared to eat carbs most of the day was Peanut Butter, Whey, Creatine & Glutamine. Had Oats for breakfast and pre-workout...2-3 Arabic bread for Lunch with chicken nd eggs.
So as you may see all the rice & sweet potatoes have gone out d window :slight_smile:
But I felt much fresher and happier training today...feel dumb why i didn't think clearer before it came this far!
Anyways, trying hard to get a > 4000 calorie diet using carbs only in morning and around workout.
Guys, any help and feedback about d diet is honestly appreciated :slight_smile: I'll post d sample diet in a while...

TC
Bye 4 now


#7

http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/5_ways_to_improve_insulin_sensitivity

http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance_nutrition/four_ways_to_jack_up_insulin_sensitivity

http://www.T-Nation.com/article/diet_and_nutrition/men_with_sensitivity&cr

Search function works now!

:slight_smile:


#8

tell u what man...i read d first article this morning...getting f***** up contributes to quicker reading skills...:slight_smile:
also d last article was very informative.
I'm not a lazy ass when it comes to reading :slight_smile: just got hyper after i got d bad news
I'll post a better diet in a while...do have a look at it and tell me how u fell abt it

TC...bye