Dextrose and Diabetes?

Discussion in 'Diet & Nutrition' started by Dont_quit, May 8, 2005.

  1. Dont_quit

    Dont_quit New Member

    Diabetes (Type 2) runs in my family, and so I was wondering...
    I'm 5'7", 152lbs

    Will pre/post WO dextrose (about 70g total between the two shakes) probably have a long term effect on the development of Type 2 Diabetes?

    I know nothing is definitely going to happen, but I was wondering if because it's around workout-time, in which your body's blood sugar levels are low (correct?), the effect of that much dextrose have the same kind of negative effect of drinking a bottle of soda pop/eating 70g of sugar at a normal time of day (not around a workout)

    I'm afraid of say, overstimulating my pancreas and wearing it out from having to produce so much insulin

    Lastly, is 70g way too much dextrose to begin with? I read on Lyle McDonald's website that a good pre/post workout shake would have a 3 to 1 ratio of carbs to protein, and i take about 25g of protein. Bryan also suggests 0.7-1g of carbs post-wo

    thanks! i've had a hard time finding answers with google, pubmed, or forums. maybe i don't know what terms to search for.
  2. Aaron_F

    Aaron_F New Member

    Are you active


    then its unlikely..

    but there is still a genetic involvement in diabetes, so you may be (un)lucky enough to get it inspite of a great diet

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