Nutritional concerns in the diabetic athlete

@article{Jensen2004NutritionalCI,
  title={Nutritional concerns in the diabetic athlete},
  author={J{\o}rgen Steen Jensen},
  journal={Current Sports Medicine Reports},
  year={2004},
  volume={3},
  pages={192-197}
}
The etiology of type I and type II diabetes differs and so do the nutritional challenges during and after exercise. For type I diabetics, exercise may cause hypoglycemia. To avoid hypoglycemia, a carbohydrate-rich meal should be eaten 1 to 3 hours prior to exercise and the insulin dose reduced. During exercise, at least 40 g glucose per hour should be ingested; more if the insulin dose is not reduced. After exercise, it is important to rebuild the glycogen stores to reduce the risk for… CONTINUE READING
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