Hey guys, i have recently been working on metabolism and energy as my variables to control, by doing this i have locked in my personal numbers, yours may vary from mine if you try to recreate these tests.
SOOO my theory began at my diagnosis, i took losing my pancreas as a challenge to out-perform the human body and achieve better metabolism control and steadier energy absorption rates than a standard human through extremely context sensitive calculations and a very disciplined daily regiment.
My first step was to recognize my diminishing returns number range (the number range where insulin resistance increased dramatically and carbs raised my blood glucose at lower speed due to slowed metabolism) I found this number to be between 171 and 180 mg/dL, about 1.6 times the energy reserve of a top level athlete. Next i had to begin lowering my insulin resistance by bringing my body fat % to below 9% and eating 80 grams of carbs a day max (this took about 2 months and resulted in a dosage of only 8 lantus units a day with a 1 unit to 30 carbs ratio for short acting)
By lowering my insulin numbers i was able to slow the rate at which my cells absorbed blood glucose (or as i call it, instant energy, meaning energy that is available without any digestion of food, fat or muscle). By mixing this incredibly slow energy consumption with an "instant energy" reserve that was 1.6 times the amount provided to a standard human, i began achieving things like running for miles without ever feeling tired, ending 6 mile runs at 155 mg/dL with more than enough energy to keep running for hours before feeling a hint of physical exhaustion.
I now can operate for 30 hours without any sleep on only 1,200 calories due to the energy absorption rate and increased instant energy reserve. This helps for endurance challenges like mountain climbing/trekking!
I can also use the "adverse effect" number range to get extreme boosts of instant energy for improved speed and agility. I accomplish this by boosting my blood glucose up to 195 (my max mg/dL before exercise adversely affects blood sugar by raising it instead of lowering it) and switching to a ratio of 1 units of short acting insulin to every 50 carbs. The reason for the carb ratio increase is that i only get these carbs from wheat bread which is naturally rich in niacin, thiamine and riboflavin, all of which dramatically increase metabolism. This ratio only works while doing strength activities like sprints, lifting weights or manual labor but makes you into a super human with a gigantic instant energy reserve and very high rate of absorption of energy (metabolism) to avoid exhaustion from strenuous activity. Between these two variables you can use large amounts of blood glucose in short periods of time for bursts of extreme strength. My first time trying this theory, i knocked 45 seconds off my mile time (down to 4:50! :D) without feeling any difference in exhaustion compared to previous times!
These are cool theories that have to be approached with extreme caution and require a lot of discipline to practice safely but i wanted to share them here because they are an example of how diabetes always pushes you to be better and try harder. Also, i know you guys actually care while normal people don't get what the heck i'm talking about lol
Also here is me on top of a 10k peak that i climbed 3 days ago at Lake Tahoe Nevada! Of course rocking the blue bandana for all diabetics :)