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    Is anyone here Diabetic? How do you deal with rising blood sugar levels from adrenalin when training, sparring, fighting etc.?

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    I suggest that you take up Tai Chi or something likewise as supplementary training. Not only will you learn another martial art, but you will be calm during sparring, training, etc.

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    • #3
      Diabetes

      I did not know about rising blood sugar levels from adrenalin when training, sparring, fighting etc.
      Thanks for the info xnfx

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      • #4
        I have had several students who were diabetic. Usually it was not a problem. Go to a good nutritionist that helps. One of my students recently switched to the pump and likes it much better than doing the shots.

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        • #5
          I have had Type 1

          Diabetes for over 30 years now.

          Control of sugar levels is important, however the effect of rising blood sugar levels during sparring is generally a good thing.

          The raised level is only for a short duration and the consequences of raised sugar levels are only severe when levels have been high for some period.
          I have focussed more on avoiding hypo glycemia during prolonged, strenuous activity, mainly as this can kill you very quickly if not controlled, and also training with no energy is a miserable thing too. Remember that your sugar levels may rise for a short period, but after stopping the excercise it can plummet very rapidly.



          If you wish to discuss further, I'm more than happy to oblige

          regards

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          • #6
            Thanks man!
            I had no idea that the highs were good for that sort of thing. So as long as it's normal most of the time, an occasional high won't harm too much?

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            • #7
              do you have Type I or II (if II are you taking medication?)

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              • #8
                Type 1 for roughly 5 years.

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