Type 1 Diabetic Beginner

I am a type 1 diabetic in my 40’s and trying to build muscle, can anyone suggest how much cardio I should be doing that I can build muscle but still keep my heart pumping

Calories in - calories out = Calorie surplus (if positive)

Youd like to be somewhere between 400-700 per day. Monitor and adjust accordingly (if you wanna run a lot, then youd have to eat a lot too)

I like to track my calories with Myfitnesspal app. Check it out and let the gains begin!

With regards to the Type I diabetes variable input I do not have a clear idea how would that affect. But as long as you in a caloric surplus, it should be alright.

Good luck

Thank you, I appreciate your response

Your goals are your own, but given your diabetes and age, IMO cardiovascular health needs to take precedence over hyooge muscles and hawt abz. Recommend you do as much cardio as recommended by your physician, and build your lifting around that.

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As a type 1 who has worked out for a long time, I can tell you that your blood sugars go down as you do steady state cardio but goes up initially when you do strength training and goes down 2 hours post and low insulin resistance for up to 48 hours afterwards. Be careful for lows through out the night when weight training. Good luck.

Thank you for responding, I am a 45 year old beginner and being diabetic makes it more difficult. I am on an insulin pump and have to lower my basil rate over night. How did you find the supplements you need to take and establish a good diet to follow.

On workout days ,I will drink a protein shake before bedtime and not bolus( I’m also on an insulin pump) and that seems to work for me

If i am bugging you please let me know. So is this all trial and error for you or do you have reading material I could get, and try to set up a good system for myself, I have a lot of questions

Mostly trial and error. If you are at a gym, make sure you have dex4 or fruit to go in your gym bag. Have your tester with you. Don’t try to over do it at first. As diabetics, we have a whole set of challenges in addition to working out. Never a bother!

I allways keep glucose tabs in my bag and car, and never go any wear with out my meter. I have been going to the gym since last October, and I have found workout routines for building muscle that I’ve been using. My goal is the body of a male gymnast, I want the abs and V taper, I am having the hardest time getting rid of stomach bloat. I am looking for a recipe to achieve my goals between building, defining and cutting.