I hope you’re not in the half with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes.
With 52.4% of Americans with either full type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes, it’s wise to determine if your symptoms are related to diabetes.
Gaining weight around your midsection? High blood pressure?
Dieting doesn’t work anymore? Urinating often? Thirsty? Always hungry? (see list below)
Below I demonstrate a simple home A1C test to determine if you may be diabetic or pre-diabetic.
HIGH- INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING
By Christian C. Evans
From Fall 2017 of USA Triathlon Magazine
ALL THE PAIN, BUT IS THERE MORE GAIN?
HIGH-INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING (HIIT) is a technique that has been used extensively to train athletes as well as for improving fitness and outcomes for people with medical conditions ranging from diabetes to heart disease. HIIT typically involves six to 10 short duration (10-60 seconds), super-high-intensity efforts (all-out or near 100 percent heart rate or VO2 Max) with a longer rest bout in between. Overall, HIIT is considered safe and effective, but is it better compared to moderate-intensity training for improving fitness and triathlon race performance?
As triathletes and consumers of triathlon products and media, we rely mainly on the word of manufacturers, athletes, and coaches to make decisions about the intensity and frequency of training. If there were no scientific literature available, then those sources would be appropriate. But over the past 30-40 years, there has been a lot of research on moderate intensity aerobic training and HIIT. The purpose of this article is to provide a brief overview of the scientific literature evaluating HIIT and advice about its use.
Fortunately, several systematic reviews (studies that objectively evaluate many individual studies and draw a conclusion on the overall effectiveness of a technique) have already been performed that have examined HIIT. Five recent reviews
A recent Facebook live presentation about insulin resistance .
- Predicting the results of a diet before you even start
- Role insulin plays
- What is insulin resistance
- Lower insulin with low carb diets and intermittent fasting
Seems like an easy answer. “I put food in my mouth and don’t think about it.” Let’s explore the science after you “don’t think about it” anymore.
Most of the time when you eat you ingest more food energy than you can immediately use. The excess energy needs to be stored for later use. The key to “storage for later use” or “immediate use” is insulin (and you thought insulin was something diabetics worried about).
Insulin is released into the blood stream when you eat carbohydrates and protein and to a very small amount when you eat fat. Insulin is a pathway key that does one of two things and in this order, 1) it turns on the storage of the excess as fat and 2) it keeps the cell’s glucose (the sugar that is made primarily from carbohydrates) receptors open so the