Diabetics all differ from person to person because everyone has to take various things into consideration such as weight, height, health and family medical history as well as their gender, males may need more of a calorie intake to get through the day versus a female and an elderly person who doesn’t get much exercise may be able to get through the day with a lower blood glucose reading than one that gets out and about all the time and is really active.
It is hard for some doctor’s to pinpoint what a normal range for blood glucose may be or for a normal range fasting blood glucose but for many they throw it all out there and have a standard chart that they go by, which is standard normal range for everyone.
While diabetics need to be careful and monitor their normal range for blood glucose levels carefully and make sure that they don’t get hypoglycemic, which is low blood sugar and can cause hunger, fainting, shaking, etc.
Healthy people, diabetics and everyone else needs to monitor for a normal range cholesterol.
By keeping yourself healthy so that you can have a normal range cholesterol and also a normal range for blood glucose is an important part of living a long and healthy life. A1c chart, Another difference between different diabetes testing strips is that completely different strips need different amounts of blood to browse your blood glucose levels..
A1c and high post-meal blood sugars … – blood sugar 101, A1c and post-meal blood sugars predict heart attack please scroll down to read text.
A1c chart & calculator using the dcct formula, A1c chart has a1c to bs conversion using dcct formula.
Diabetes chart- convert hba1c to equivalent blood glucose, Easily convert your hba1c test result to its equivalent blood glucose reading. The latest paper on calorie restriction (CR) as it relates to muscle shows that CR in middle-aged rats preserves muscle mass. How often should one fast, and for how long, to get the benefits of increased muscle mass, metabolic resiliency, and fat-burning physiological machinery? My own intermittent fasting usually doesn’t begin until about 48 hours post workout, simply because the day after the workout, I feel somewhat fatigued and plenty hungry.
The length of my fasts vary depending on a lot of factors, such as when my next scheduled workout is, and what else I have on my agenda for the day. It’s important to note that fasting strongly increases levels of growth hormone in humans, by up to 5-fold, which preserves and even increases muscle mass, as well as bone mass. To sum it all up: both weightlifting (and HIT) and fasting have healthful, anti-aging effects on muscle, increasing both metabolic power and muscle mass. What do you think about doing mobility training, yoga, or what do you think about doing mobility training, yoga, or other recovery oriented workouts on fasting days? People who heard about how much weight I had lost would drop by my office to stare at me like a circus freak. Thirty years later I still look back on that experience as one of the greatest accomplishments of my life. Mangan, if fasting is protective of muscle, why do the old bodybuilders like Arnie, when they do admit to gear, stress that they used it to hang onto muscle when dieting?
One way to look at it is that those guys are super-competitive, and even marginal improvements can mean the difference between winning and losing.
I have experimented with fasted training and it seems to go well for the first few weeks but then I find myself dragging. Thanks for that, Philip, a good example of what I meant in my post about combining regular weightlifting and fasting, as you say, sustainably. I always just wrote it off but based upon the modern studies you pointed me toward I’m assuming there must be some serious ecstatic effects.
And, since it doesn’t seem to be unhealthy, just the discipline it takes to make it thru the week is good for mental health I think.
Valter Longo, a preeminent scientist in the study of aging at USC, advocates long fasts of the type you mentioned every 6 months or so.

But, I believe these fasts probably have much more benefit for older people, since they suppress IGF-1 and thus greatly reduce cancer risk; just putting that out there.
I can rep 365 for 5 and pull 400 in the afternoon but that rarely happens in the morning no regardless of food intake. I was both confounded and surprised because my diet is pretty darn excellent, particularly concerning those pesky, debilitating high glycemic carbs that proliferate the Great American Diet. If you haven’t read My Blood Sugar Numbers Confound Me, you may wish to do so before continuing so that you can have context for the rest of this post.
The first thing that occurred to me when I got my blood test results was that both my father and uncle (his brother) developed adult-onset diabetes, which is called “Type 2 Diabetes”. I always thought that they both contracted that disease in their 60s because they ate crap, were overweight and didn’t exercise, but now I’m wondering if they had a genetic predisposition to type 2 diabetes and therefore would have gotten it even if they ate and exercised…ahh… well… like me?
As the video in “My Blood Sugar Numbers” describes, I borrowed my sister’s glucometer and began testing my blood. In addition to the favorable post meal blood glucose numbers, I have another blood measurement marker that’s in my favor. Hemoglobin A1(c) is expressed in percentage terms because it’s measuring the percentage of hemoglobin that’s bonded to sugar.
In subsequent posts, I’ll report about some other unhappy blood result I got in my last Life Extension test, such has high VLDL, Pattern B LDL Density Pattern, high inflammation markers and low thyroid indications. You're gonna get (1) the Newsletter, (2) the four-part guide, Transform Your Body and Mind, and (3) the 12 Ageproof Biohacks. High cholesterol can stem from many things such as eating too high fatty foods, too much grease, too much junk food, etc. It does this by activating AMPK, a cellular signaling mechanism at the center of a network that controls the aging process and which is crucially involved in lifespan extension. Intermittent fasting does not involve decreased calorie intake, so it has none of these drawbacks. Although a number of studies on humans and intermittent fasting have been done, comprehensive ones on muscle function and the like have not, and most of the work has been done on animals. Whey protein around the workout (right before or after) is superb for increasing muscle protein synthesis, and plenty of good protein such as from meat, eggs, yogurt, and so on during the next 24 hours should be optimal for muscle mass.
But by dinner that night (one day after workout), I’m sufficiently rested and fed to start a fast.
So we see from both the rat experiment discussed above, as well as from good human data, that fasting has a salutary effect on muscle and bone. Adapting your fasting schedule to the circadian rhythm of the fed and fasted states can provide a powerful boost to health, longevity, and muscle. So yeah, gear will help build and retain muscle, maybe even better than HGH, but maybe we already knew that.
While I got down to a fat level I was happy with, I wasn’t happy with the muscle loss. First of all, your workout routine seems like a good one, a bit unusual, but seems like it would keep one in great shape. He reported that he was weak 20-40 hours in but then had an incredible workout the 3rd day. I mean that my reading has me thinking that muted insulin response seems to be responsible for almost everything.
I was always wondering when you would do a standalone on health and fitness related topics.

I’ve been testing fasting blood glucose, and one and two hour post meal, the detailed results of which I’ll share in a future post.
This measures how much glucose permanently gets glycated (bonded) to hemoglobin in red blood cells. I'm a big believer in sustainability, and am a bit nutty about optimizing my diet, supplements, hormones and exercise.
Alcohol and snacking (assuming the snacks are high glycemic) will boost blood sugar and over time that could cause insulin resistance. Preserving muscle mass and counteracting aging obviously go hand in hand, since loss of muscle mass is a prime characteristic of old age. Most studies on fasting show that animals or humans who fast periodically consume the same number of calories as ad lib fed, they just consume them at different times. One can readily see that rats, for example, with a metabolic rate around 8 times higher than humans, respond differently than humans to a fast of the same duration.
You should eat at least 1 gram of protein per kilogram of body weight, which isn’t hard to do.
In that case, it’s important to eat plenty of high-quality food and protein on lifting days, and you may be able to squeeze in one or two days a week of intermittent fasting. This measurement roughly indicates your average blood sugar over the previous three months, and the higher it has been over the past three months, the more likely it is that glucose (sugar) is permanently bonded to hemoglobin, which is not a good thing. He reports that it’s not uncommon for people on restricted carbohydrate diets (like me) to have high fasting glucose serum numbers. If you legitimately are on a low-carb diet and both the post meal and A1(c) numbers are good, then it could be that your situation is accurately described by Chris’ explanation quoted above. If that number gets too high then you are putting yourself in harm’s way and taking the chance or risks of a heart attack or stroke. In this recent study, CR preserved muscle mass in part by increasing levels of mitochondrial biogenesis; since old mitochondria are prime sources of oxidative stress and resultant inflammation, increased mitochondria mean not only more but better, younger mitochondria that do not release high levels of reactive oxygen species. You lift one day and eat for two days, gaining muscle mass; then you fast on the third day, lowering insulin levels, increasing mitochondrial biogenesis, burning fat, lowering inflammation, and probably most of all, increasing autophagy. That being said, regular 16-hour fasts, even on lifting days, ought to be doable, provided you don’t need to lift in the early morning. Also importantly, in the muscle of animals subjected to CR, the machinery to burn fat, as opposed to burning carbohydrates, was upregulated. These are all life-extending and life-enhancing processes, and exercise itself also will do all these things, provided the exercise is of the right type, such as lifting and HIT. You can fast from dinner the previous night and through the next morning, then take your protein shake and hit the gym around noon. Hopefully the combination of IF and weights allows me to shed the last few kg’s of fat this time without too much muscle loss.
If the growth hormone dump is as big as the studies claim from day 2 to 5 I should be on cloud nine. I might have been able to make it five days but not doing the physical job I do, or, without some fat intake (and perhaps some post workout calories). My more normal fasting duration is around 16 hours, that is, from the night before until noon the following day, taking usually one cup of coffee when I get up, and another or one of tea at mid-morning.

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