Hi thanks for the reply,
Well its not as if i have lumps of fat, i know what your referring to as ive been diabetic for 13 years and im always advised about site rotation. It’s just that i do have a ‘fatter’ lower abdomen just around the belly button level.
The second part is probably where i am unsure then, as my experience with insulin is that i inject a dosage relative to the amount of carbohydrates in my meal. This has been explained to me from a young age and also from a young age ive been encouraged to base all of my meals around a substantial carbohydrate quantity.
This is also probably where i seek the most advice, for example at breakfast time, i have always eaten 2 pices of wholemeal toast and a glass of milk and generally inject about 12 units of insulin to compensate for this. This generally keeps my blood glucose within the 6.0 - 10.0 ideal.
I have no interest in missing injections to lose fat as that would be at a ridiculous trade off for my general health in the future.
The last estimate of my body fat which was done with an electric device gave me 14%
I guess essentially what im asking, is that i would like to lower my body fat to around 10% and i wanted to know how and why having to inject insulin effects this.
Once again thanks,
Once again, I hope an actual diabetic lifter can give you advice here.
But, those electrical impedance devices are notoriously inaccurate. They vary depending on your hydration level, etc. The bod pods are more accurate but difficult to access. If you want an accurate estimation, you should get a skin fold calipers body fat reading done. You can look up a poliquin biosig practitioner in your area (but be warned, they will probably try to offload a lot of supplements on you).
Also, are you tracking your overall daily calorie intake, and macro nutrient intake? I resisted it for years, but it really does work, and is simple to do with websites like fitday etc.
Also, the poliquin (I’m not one of his loyal followers) line on abomdinal fat, specifically umbilical fat around the belly button, is that it is due to excess cortisol production from generalised stress - whether that be external stressors such as lifestyle, job or if it’s from lack of sleep. To the sides of your abdomen is from eating excess carbohydrates. I suppose I’m just wondering if you have addressed all those issues, and if the diabetes is just a red herring.
I also wonder what effect intermittent fasting would have on diabetics? Just from my own experience, I have found that even after a 24 hour fast, if I take a blood glucose level using a glucometer, it’s stable around 5.5mmol.