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Hi..can I know whether strength training for muscle building is safe for a type 2 diabetic? Actually I do a lot of walking but a fitness trainer suggested that doing weight lifting for muscle building and development of strength will be very helpful. Will it help to reduce my sugar levels?
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replied April 19th, 2012
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hi there

any kind of sport will help to reduce blood sugar.
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replied May 1st, 2012
Thanks a lot.. I was just worried that attempt to build muscle may expect me to increase my protein intake, which i wasn't sure whether is advisable to a diabetic or not.
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replied May 4th, 2012
Actually increasing your protein intake should have no adverse effects. From a diabetic standpoint, it is your carb intake that you need to pay attention to.

However, you'll need to experiment with how the ratio of protein, fat and carbs are handled in your diet and how that impacts your blood glucose levels. As you increase your fat and or protein intake versus your carbs, your body may digest the carbs at a different rate thus changing how much and how quickly your blood glucose levels rise.

Needless to say, exercise is almost always a good thing.
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replied May 13th, 2012
I would agree that exercise and proper diet contribute to the general wellness of a person. Just find out what appropriate exercise is good for you. And try to maintain a sugar-free diet. I'm into some cardio exercises like brisk walking and i use natural sweeteners for my tea, coffee and even in cooking i use Natvia. It tastes a lot like sugar yet very healthy.
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replied June 28th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
It will definitely reduce your sugar level because muscle cells uptake of glucose is independent of insulin during excercise.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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