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Why imight an insulin spike be good after a workout to gain muscle but not good at night while you sleep?

Why imight an insulin spike be good after a workout to gain muscle but not good at night while you sleep?

Sorry: But there are no Insulin "spikes" either after a workout or at nite while you sleep. Who's been telling you that garbage? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Insulin (Definition)

A hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of langerhans that regulates the amount of ...Read more


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What is the best diet and workouts for an insulin resistance syndrome patient?

What is the best diet and workouts for an insulin resistance syndrome patient?

Diabetic diet and ..: A diet suitable for a diabetic (it would help to consult a nutritionist), low in carbohydrates, weight loss and increase in physical activity, (any aerobic exercise will do) help in reversing Insulin resistance. ...Read more

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I have type 1 diabetes and I am into natural bodybuilding.Im great at taking care of it. A1C 6.1 question is, is it ok to take insulin after workout?

I have type 1 diabetes and I am into natural bodybuilding.Im great at taking care of it. A1C 6.1 question is, is it ok to take insulin after workout?

Yes, it's OK: Hi. You are probably well aware that either aerobic exercise or weights can influence your insulin (Ins) requirements over the next 12-24 hours, so be cautious of hypoglycemia of course. Yes, it's fine (and probably frequently quite necessary!) to take Ins after a workout. I try to get all my type 1 patients to exercise regularly. I'm type 1 and exercise regularly. We all take Ins after exercise. ...Read more

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What are the causes of an insulin spike in our bodies?

What are the causes of an insulin spike in our bodies?

Glucago: Ingesting refined sugar carbohydrade will cause the liver to release glucagon which is a homone that pushes the pancrease (pancrelipase) to release insulin. Other things can do this but the major source is refined sugars. ...Read more

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How many grams of sugar per day befor insulin spikes?

How many grams of sugar per day befor insulin spikes?

Insulin spikes: Too much sugar is no good for anybody but unless you have diabetes or have been told you have "pre-diabetes" don't fuss to much. If you are over-weight, or not very active then be sure to take less sugar. ...Read more

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I know it's common for diabetics to need more insulin with breakfast, but I find that I spike more at dinner. Is this normal? How could I help this?

I know it's common for diabetics to need more insulin with breakfast, but I find that I spike more at dinner. Is this normal? How could I help this?

Normal: People "spikes" at different time depends on what they eat. In general, dinner is where the "spikes" occur because they eat different foods or eat out more at this time and are not familiar with how to cover. Most people eats the same breakfast and a small lunch so there is less variability for these two meals. ...Read more

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I've nesidioblastosis, for a strange reason liver meat is the only protein that doesn't trigger insulin spikes. Is it dangerous to eat too much liver?

I've nesidioblastosis, for a strange reason liver meat is the only protein that doesn't trigger insulin spikes. Is it dangerous to eat too much liver?

Rare!: Hi. Wow, adult nesidioblastosis is RARE! How confident are you in the diagnosis? Usually only endocrinologists even know about or consider adult nesidioblastosis. Have you had bariatric surgery? That diagnosis is SO rare, you've got to take it with a degree of skepticism. I've only got TWO people in my practice with it. Treatment is medical, not surgical. Oh, and liver SUCKS! ...Read more

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Seemingly ironic but are some foods such as breads and/or potatoes more likely to give you an insulin spike versus straight sugar (like a soda)?

Seemingly ironic but are some foods such as breads and/or potatoes more likely to give you an insulin spike versus straight sugar (like a soda)?

It varies: Calorie for calorie, soda with high fructose corn syrup will increase your sugar and insulin levels more than pasta. However, eating 500 calories of pasta could spike your glucose and insulin levels more than 50 calories of soda. So lots of pasta can have more effect than a little soda. It is related to the glycemic index of the food and the calories consumed. www.glycemicindex.com has numbers. ...Read more

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I am not new to diabetes & hav rapid weight gain since starting insulin & work out what can help weight gain with using insulin.

I am not new to diabetes & hav rapid weight gain since starting insulin & work out what can help weight gain with using insulin.

Insulin: And lowering your blood sugar are good, but they can stimulate appetite and weight gain. Make sure you're on as low a dose as possible, and pay extra attention to restricting calories and exercising more to lose weight rather than gaining. Also ask about glp-1 agonist therapy which can reduce glucose, lower Insulin requirement, and help w/weight loss. ...Read more

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Had ketoacidosis and pancreatitis. Could "diabetes" just have been temporary due to stress of illness? A1c is 5.3, 1x daily shot insulin, no spikes?

Had ketoacidosis and pancreatitis. Could "diabetes" just have been temporary due to stress of illness? A1c is 5.3, 1x daily shot insulin, no spikes?

Yes: Severe pancreatitis is well-known to produce diabetes itself or unmask incipient diabetes. Consider a review by a good endocrinologist. Mild pancreatitis is less likely to do this. Glad you made it through the pancreatitis! ...Read more