Managing BG, food and insulin correctly to build muscle with T1 LADA

Non diabetic bodybuilders are using insulin to grow but its it is all different with them. I read some of that stuff that came up in my searches for diabetes bodybuilding and found out about this. I don’t even want to get into what the non diabetics are doing with insulin, they have a working pancreas (for now anyway) so its all different.

I am curious what works with T1 LADA in a healthy way. Such as insulin timing and meals , training techniques ect.

Building muscle requires adequate dietary protein and calories, as well as appropriate stressing of the muscles to encourage growth. I personally like short heavy sets of weights, which are time efficient.

Having well controlled blood sugars using the right amount of injected insulin (avoiding both highs and lows) would give you the best bet at health and performance.

I always go heavy too. I am still trying to get some more muscle but once I get about 25% more weight on my lifts I think I am just going to maintain. I am happy weight lifting still works, and works so well with diabetes. When the doctor in hospital first told me I thought hitting the weights heavy and getting results was over. I just found this,

Interview: IFBB Men’s Physique Pro

She taught me how to go low-carb—zero to 50 grams of carbs a day—so you don’t use as much insulin. She also had me switch up the way the doctors were having me take my insulin. The key, in her view, was to use as little of the fast-acting insulin as possible, and that way the blood sugar is not constantly going up and down like a rollercoaster.

LT: What’s a typical day of eating like?
JP: Five meals a day I eat 50 grams of protein, 10 grams fiber, 15 to 25 grams of fat, and a ton of dark green vegetables. Pre-workout I eat 50 grams of protein and 50 grams of carbs. I always have carbs pre-workout but never after a workout. My philosophy is carbs are a fuel for intense exercise, so they are better used to boost performance and strength rather than replenish energy

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I found that searching: diabetes professional bodybuilders, that word professional must have done it as I never saw this article before just searching diabetes + bodybuilding or weight lifting.

I like this article because I avoid carbs to use as little fast insulin as possible simply to avoid injections.