work out (gym)

By vinodh Latest Reply 2009-09-10 13:54:56 -0500
Started 2009-09-09 03:40:58 -0500

hi ,

i have seen many people with diabetes going and working out at gym to build their body .and one of my friend who is type1 is also working out at gym to build his body . is this advicable for type 1 diabetic people ?.. will he be able to build his body .. ? if yes, will he able to withstand with the same build body through out ?


10 replies

lenore 2009-09-10 07:55:24 -0500 Report

did you know when your blood sugar is to high you can eat a dill pickel and it will lower it 100 or more,just letting you know…

lenore 2009-09-10 07:59:13 -0500 Report

my daughter is type1 and shes 15,shes been a diabetic since she was 5,can anyone tell me an easy way to control her bs,shes in stage 1 reno failure and we just cant figure it out,we do everything we are suppose to do,but we just dont understand,,,,thanks

kdroberts 2009-09-10 08:26:28 -0500 Report

When is she testing her blood sugar? What is she eating? What type of insulin is she taking and how much? Chances are that if her blood sugar is out of control it's because she is not taking the correct amount of insulin for what she is eating and doing.

P2putt 2009-09-09 19:22:29 -0500 Report

My niece is a T1 and she is 15. She is active in sports,eg,softball,gymnastics,bakkekball. She is on an insulin pump and monitors her bs closely. Her T1 has not limited her in any wat.Pete

Sarguillo 2009-09-09 18:31:25 -0500 Report

Have at it, Enjoy it, its a good way to keep your blood sugars down. There are even some who are Vegan Body Builders out there who are type one. Dont let anyone tell you that you cant do somthing because you are T1. And dont forget, there are also rock stars out there who are T1.

John Crowley
John Crowley 2009-09-09 10:15:18 -0500 Report

There are more and more type 1 diabetics who are world-class athletes. From the NFL to NBA to Olympic sports. Type 1 diabetes does not limit what you can do as far as exercise. Your friend certainly does need to monitor his blood sugar during workouts to ensure he doesn't drop too low. But other than that, your friend can do what any non-diabetic can do.

kdroberts 2009-09-09 09:16:20 -0500 Report

It's no more addictive than for anyone but it is one of the best ways to stay healthy, keep blood sugars in check and is generally an important thing to do for any diabetic. Exercise in general, not just body building.

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