Body building and working out

By Chris92 Latest Reply 2012-04-15 20:39:17 -0500
Started 2012-04-09 07:37:57 -0500

For you gym-goers out there and body builders, anyone got any info on the creatine products that are knocking about? they seem to have a hype about them where I am at the minute and they're described as wonder products. I've had protein shakes and that stuff before but was told to include this creatine product. Has anyone got any knowledge on it and how 'safe' it is for diabetics? (i'm T1) Cheers!

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MissDiabetic&Deaf 2012-04-15 19:38:10 -0500 Report

Hi, I'm looking to lose weight, and gain muscles. So, would it be safe to say that I should lose weight first before using creatine and when I do finally lose weight, start using creatine?

door331 2012-04-10 11:55:29 -0500 Report

I am also strength training to gain weight and am thinking of adding some supplements in the next month or so. I don't believe there would be any adverse reactions using creatine. If you want more answers on the effectiveness of the supplements I would checkout some bodybuilding/fitness forums.

I log my workouts on - I can send you an invite if you would like. There is a Type1 group on there as well.


dietcherry 2012-04-10 16:57:52 -0500 Report

Hey Eric! Can I get an invite or is it just for guys? I recently lost 15 pounds and didnt need to, so Im looking to gain atleast some of it back, but all muscle :)

door331 2012-04-10 17:18:16 -0500 Report

It is definitely not just for guys! It's a social fitness site where you get points and level up for completing your workouts— super fun.

Actually now that I look at it I think the site is no longer in beta! they just updated the UI and released an iOS app so I think that was the official launch. I can still send you a direct invite though- just send me a pm.

dietcherry 2012-04-09 21:27:17 -0500 Report

I think you will be fine using it Chris. Im T1 too and I used a creatine product years ago when I was a personal trainer, and had had T1 for 15 years at that point, and never had even 1 problem with it.

Chris92 2012-04-10 02:00:28 -0500 Report

Hey glad to here from someone whos has tried it. Would you recommend using it or is it just another over rated supplement?
I'm pretty skinny and wanting to try and bulk up a bit.

dietcherry 2012-04-10 17:12:46 -0500 Report

I did recommend creatine regularly in the gym; our bodies produce it naturally and it resides mainly in our muscle.
If you are wanting to increase your muscle mass, you must get plenty of protein! I know you had a Discussion about the different types of protein powders; were you able to find one you liked?
You can also use branched chain amino acids supplements, in powder or pill form. I was able to increase mass dramatically by using the pills, even being female. Use BCAAs before and after workouts. Also dont forget your diet! Eggs are a perfect protein so eat them up!!!

Chris92 2012-04-11 02:41:53 -0500 Report

I got the general idea about them and tried a few out that we're good products. However there's always new ones coming out and people swear by different brands so it's good to get a general view of which are the best and such.
BCAAs, not heard of those but I will definitely give them a good look into thanks!

jayabee52 2012-04-09 17:31:54 -0500 Report

Which "creatine product" were you told to take?

I have kidney disease and I have to be careful to keep my creatine levels down. Kidney issues are always a potential problem for Persons with Diabetes (PWDs).

Read this multi-part article from WebMD on creatinine and creatinine clearance by one's kidneys here ~

My suggestion is to get your kidneys tested ( using both bloodwork and urine testing ) before you start using that particular produce so to determine how your kidneys are doing now,

If you decide you can take this product then you ought to work out with your Dr (either PCP of kidney specialist) how often you should do a retest to determine whether or not to continue on the product. You don't want kidney damage because should your kidneys get weak, there's not much one can do to restore them to 100% health.