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Post Workout Insulin Spike
Why imight an insulin spike be good after a workout to gain muscle but not good at night while you sleep?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
Is it possible that Zantac, being a histamine blocker, could cause higher histamine production when coming off of it, resulting in development of allergies? For example consuming diet soda can result in insulin spikes in some cases, possibly leading to di
No: Zantac is a histamine 2 receptor reverse agonist and would not significantly affect histamine production.when withdrawn. There is a theoretical possibility that Zantac itself may lead to more histamine release by blocking the histamine 2 receptor(which acts as a feedback switch) but this has not been clinically a significant issue. ...Read more
Does dietary fat (coconut oil/almond milk drink) cause insulin to spike beyond the fasting level if you have not ate for over 8 hours?
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