I am 47 diagnosed last year and the gym seems to work as well as it ever did. I actually gained weight, I always had a thin body type and I am now up 10 lbs all muscle.
When the doctor in the hospital told me I had diabetes and started explaining things I thought getting results and looking/feeling good from the gym was over. Though everything was over actually was half blind and all screwed up.
I searched for old threads on body building but none really fit.
I would like for this thread to be for us skinny body types, type 1 and body building cause so many threads online in web search results seem to lean towards “burning fat”. I have no interest in that. I am already injecting into my butt cause that’s the only spot I got any fat.
My diet I pretty much avoid carbs unless I need them, I get low daily then correct. I want t do better at this, I do Lantus but I never learned to take the humalog in advance to avoid high sugar again I just avoid carbs to prevent it, not keto I just skip carbohydrate unless needed, kind of winging it. I have some with every most meals and before the gym half to a whole banana maybe.
I don’t usually count repetitions, anywhere from 5-15 I do as I mess with the amount of weight. I know to try and push to failure. All the stuff non diabetics do applies.
I want to do better at the eating - insulin part of this. Too often I don’t eat when hungry cause I don’t want to raise BG.