I seemingly have developed Type 2 diabetes following COVID, there is a pattern in family of developing it following illness, both my mother and uncle developed it after cancer, so my genetics seem to be mostly at fault!
I have always been an active cyclist and regular weight training up until COVID, i did an 80 mile gravel race in UK the week before i caught it, i probably have 6-8kg to lose weight wise, but any advice?
Weird thing is my hba1c being the marker for my blood glucose levels since COVID is 59 meaning definitely diabetic, but following diagnosis a fortnight ago, every Blood glucose test has been in the 4-8 range, so in target…so hopefully as i fully recover from COVID, lose the excess weight and get back to exercise i can control it. I have asked not to be put on medication yet, but to be reviewed in 2 months.
So question i guess really is am i best to start off slow and get the miles in Zone 2 after having 8 weeks off, and build up before i start on the more intense workouts and monitor fatigue, heart rate and blood glucose?
I guess i still need to fuel the effort well, so best have a long acting, low GI carbohydrate such as jumbo porridge oats an hour before, so it doesn’t create an insulin spike?
Thanks for any advice