Type 2 Dabetes,Triathlon & Low carb diet
To set the scene, I took up Triathlon two years ago as an extreme response to being Diagnosed with Type2 Diabetes and I love it!
I dropped from 151/2 stone to 12 stone, I have around 12% bodyfat and in my first race season last year completed a few sprints and Olympic distance races best times being 1hr 13min for Sprint and 2hr 30min for the Olympic. I am now 47yrs old and I currently train for between 6 and 8 hrs a week. Initially and after only 6 months I achieved almost normal control of my blood sugar levels and managed to reduce my intake of Glicklazide completely and reduce my Metformin dose by half. However recently I have noticed that my Glucose tolerance has been getting worse with post carb rich meal numbers spiking way above 12 and staying above 8 for over 3hrs after meals, it appears the honeymoon period is over!
Whilst Tri was a means to an end I am now thoroghly hooked on the sport! Who wouldnt be! However it appears from research I now need to go on a HFLC diet and I am concerned that I will have problems with energy levels whilst training & racing which could mean I cant perform to the best of my abilities and achieve my ultimate goals of a GB tri suit (why aim low), and an Ironman race before I am 50!
Any advice that can be offered would be greatly appreciated but if there is someone out there with personal experience of the same issues that would be great?