on May 26, 2011
at 03:49 AM
Exercise is bullshit with regards to diabetes. It is in the last 5-10% of results. It makes cells more insulin sensitive, gives you balance and strength and flexibility, if done right. However, if your diet is not right...meaning high fat/moderate protein/low carb...all the exercise in the world will not make up for it. As a dude who used to believe in the "exercise balances out an inappropriate diet", I have blown thru Type 2 to now Type 1. I used to exercise 2 hours a day ala Jack LaLanne. I used to believe that exercise was 50% of the equation. This is more of the eat less, move more BS. If you eat right for your diabetes...high fat/moderate protein/low carb, you will feel more like exercising. You just don't have too. Oh, and a normal A1c according to Dr. Bernstein is between 4.3 and 4.7. If exercise helps get you there, god bless it. We just don't need more "eat less, move more". The more fat you eat, the less exercise you have to do to burn off the sugar associated with carbs and excess protein. This is one of those nights I can't find a funny quip to go out on.