So I was talking to my brother in law (bodybuilder) today and he mentioned that being insulin dependent means I get to artificially alter my insulin and glucose levels (PWOD who lift obviously can't do this as easily). Guess that's kind of an upshot. Anyway, he was telling me about post-workout insulin dosing combined with a high carb/protein shake to cover the spike. Non-diabetic lifters, apparently, are utilizing this technique. Basically it's increasing insulin levels along with a suitable number of carbs/proteins to cover it in order to allow the muscles to recover faster. Unfortunately I'm finding only a few articles on it and they are targeted for non-diabetic lifters. Has anyone heard of this? If so, any information on it?
I'm not trying it anytime soon (not until I can ask the doc at least) so no need for the panicked warnings of danger, but I at least want to bring the information to her. I'd imagine the lowered BG levels post-workout combined with an insulin spike could be catastrophic if carbs are miscounted.