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A 32-year-old male asked:

i was diagnosed with diabetes in year ago. now my a1c is 5.4(without medicine). like to do bodybuilding workouts. can i take bcaa & whey protein.

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Nitrogen metabolism: Hi. Yes, it's probably OK. Your type 2 diabetes control is excellent using diet & exercise. Is your blood pressure good at rest? That's important too. High nitrogen (i.e., protein) intake works the kidneys hard. If you have any kidney problems (diabetes or others), high nitrogen intake may be inadvisable. So without knowing your case, all I can say is it's probably OK.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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