Artificial Insulin Spike?

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2009/07/28 00:18:25 (permalink)

Artificial Insulin Spike?

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I am a 21 year old bodybuilder with Insulin Dependent Diabetes. I have had diabetes since I was 9 years old, and have been bodybuilding since I was 15. Having done a lot of research about bodybuilding over the past several years, it is common knowledge (in the bodybuilding scene) that a normal person should consume some fast acting (High GI) carbs AFTER working out, such as white bread, bananas, dextrose etc. This is obviously in order for the body to release insulin (called an "insulin spike") which in turn helps deliver nutrients such as protein etc to your muscles to help aid in repair/recovery.

The problem is, as I'm a type 1 diabetic my pancreas does NOT produce insulin, therefore I most likely miss out on this "insulin spike". Do you feel it would be a good idea to inject a small amount of fast acting insulin straight after working out so that I can get an "artificial" insulin spike which works in the same way as a normal person's body?

It may not be allowed to advise people of taking extra insulin, and I appreciate that although I have my diabetes under excellent control & feel I can cope with adding a small amount of insulin to my body straight after working out, in order to get this so called insulin spike everybody is talking about in the bodybuilding community.

If it works, I feel it would massively help me in terms of seeing better gains/changes in my body etc.

I'll wait to hear from somebody regarding this, thanks a lot!

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    Re:Artificial Insulin Spike? 2009/08/23 18:36:59 (permalink)
    hi there i am a type 1 too and have been for the past 6 years now
    and i take a cpl of muscle drinks both require insulin as they  contain 50 or 80 gms of carbs so i take 5 or 8 depending on which one i take i so far have put between 3-5k on
    i hope this helps and anything else required pleas pm me
    i was a competitive powerlifter 10 yrs ago(amatuer)
    diabetes put me back down to under 8 stone i am now around 11 at 5ft5 its not a terrible weight to be and things are going good
    i just want to add some more weight maybe 12 stone but saying that my bench is 80k so im pleased things are slowly going up
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