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Old 02-28-2012, 11:47 AM   #1
Richard A. Lopez
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diabetes

is there any other diabetics on the forums? I have been diabetic since I was 25 years old and stuggled for a little bit. But for atleast a few years I have been steady with my working out so its cool. To me the type of intensity that CF offers is great for diabetics because I have noticed just in the last 2 weeks a good stabilization in sugar levels
Just curious to see if there were anymore seeing the same
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:40 PM   #2
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Re: diabetes

I have been a Type 1 diabetic for almost 30 years, and honestly, there are better exercise options out there for stabilizing my blood sugar. However, I don't find them nearly as interesting as Crossfit. I would not stick with another option so for that reason Crossfit is the best for me. I find the high intensity stuff tends to cause sharp movements in blood sugar levels. But the other thing I have found is everybody is different, so do what works for you.
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:57 AM   #3
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Re: diabetes

I've been a type I since I was 25. Yes the intensity may cause a spike, but for me that's easily mitigated with a very small dose pre WoD. I take about 1 unit and keeps me in line.
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:36 PM   #4
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I've been a type I since I was 25. Yes the intensity may cause a spike, but for me that's easily mitigated with a very small dose pre WoD. I take about 1 unit and keeps me in line.
I do something similar to this but be REALLY careful if you start doing this. Make sure you are charting your WODS and blood sugar, and they consistently rise before taking insulin pre-WOD. Also be very aware of "residual" insulin... stuff still in your system from the last dose. High blood sugars are obviously very bad for us, but too much insulin and a workout (which can decrease the time it takes to impact blood sugar) could lead to some lows. And the discomfort we put ourselves through in a WOD could hide some symptoms of low blood sugar until its too late.
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