Everyone wonders what came first,the chicken or the egg? That was the discussion I had with my doctor. I have insulin resistance which was discovered in about 2009. Since then I've had problems with weight fluctuation, I'd drop down to 260 only to come back to my fat ass self at 300. All the symptoms were there, tired, loss of sex drive, no motivation to get in the gym.
I thought it was just life taking over. The constant daily routines between work and family. Three weeks ago my new medical kicked in and my doctor scheduled blood work, I requested that my test be checked. Low and behold my levels were at 128. A1c levels also not so good, but I also explained that I haven't had medical coverage or medication since July for my type 2 diabetes. Anyway, doc said that low t is caused from diabetes however I argued that diabetes can be caused from low t.
At first she argued but after a thought out discussion she agreed to treat from both ends of the spectrum. Only problem is she prescribed me testim. I know there's a bunch of threads on here about trt and the use of gels and injections. But I'm curious if anyone has my similar situation. Type 2 and low t. If so has trt helped with the blood sugar? Have u noticed a1c levels dropping? I know people will ask about training history and all, so a brief background.
I'm 34. I trained heavily until I was about 24. At my best I was 265 and about 12% body fat. Very strong. I had a long layoff from training. I have been hitting weights hard for about 8 months now. Getting my diet cleaned up has been a task. But its a constant evolving process. I've been eating lean meats. Eggs. Yams. Protein supps.