Hey all, I’ve been lurking on here for quite a while, just never really had anything to say or talk about. Now, however, something has come up that I would like your take on. I’m 46 years old and have been powerlifting for about 5 years. I took it up after being exposed to it at a CrossFit place I was at for a while. I really grew to love the Big 3 and hate all the bodyweight stuff in CF, so I gravitated solely to PL. At about that same time, I was diagnosed as a Type II diabetic. I got it under control pretty quickly (within 6 months) using medication, diet, and exercise. I started competing this year and have really upped my training using a conjugate style program. Recently, however, my blood sugar has gotten out of control and I can’t seem to bring it back down. I wake up at 170-200 and stay in the 160’s to 170’s all day. The doctor upped my Glipizide to two pills at a time twice a day, but that has had little effect. My wife seems to think it’s a result of my lifting so hard more times a week than I was previously. I have another meet coming up on 08 December and I’m trying to qualify for Nationals in July, so I’ve been really putting in the work on my Max Effort days, as well as my Dynamic days. I noticed on here that there is a professional named Reed who is a diabetic and I was wondering if he (or anyone else, for that matter) has a take on this. Could my heavier lifting be adversely affecting my diabetes. My diet is pretty clean, with a lot of chicken and veggies being eaten, so I feel like I can rule that out. I’m just at a loss and my doctor is no help whatsoever with this. She doesn’t really understand what I do for exercise, she just wants to know how many days a week and for how long. Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated here. Thanks.