My good friend is an insulin-dependant diabetic. He's actually in really good shape as is. He comes in at about 185-190 and very low BF. Anyways, I keep trying to get him to train with me.
With some dedicated help, I could possibly start some competetions early than once thought. I get better motivation when I got someone beside me bustin there ass and tellin' me like it is together...
So, we speak every so often about his diet, etc. He states that he uses humalog, but I forget the actual name or brand. He says he takes one shot in the AM then monitors when needed and carries some dextrose tabs along with him. I also forget the doseage.
But what I want to know is can he still be ahead of the game and compete, all the while pushing the limits like the rest of us? I told him to ask his doc about going on a higher calorie diet and along with that an increase in insulin use. I don't know too much about insulin use and BB'ing besides the basics and would like some help or thoughts from you guys.
Basically, I'd like to just start him on a really sound diet, etc, but don't want to cross paths with his doc. And I certainly don't wanna be wasting his time due to him being a diabetic and raising his expectations too much.
I'm in the blue here, any help?