People with diabetes are able to enjoy a regular, and even competitive, exercise program much like other athletes. In general, exercise will lower blood sugar levels in everyone, including diabetics; however, diabetics have specific challenges with exercise and maintaining their blood sugar levels.
Understanding the effect that high glycemic index foods effect athletic performance can be beneficial for athletes interested in optimizing their performance through proper sports nutrition. First you need to understand what the glycemic index is and it’s relationship to athletic performance.
Maltodextrin is a synthetically manufactured long-chain carbohydrate. We stick to glucose as our sole carbohydrate energy source because unlike other carbohydrates, glucose starts giving you energy immediately without the need for your stomach to digest it to be usable for your body.
Thoughts on GLUKOS & its use in collegiate athletics from nutrition buyer and athlete nutrition advisor for programs at multiple schools, including BYU, UCLA, The University of Hawaii and Team USA Softball.
16 year old McKenna McKee was diagnosed at age 6 with Type 1 Diabetes, but she hasn’t let that stop her from pursuing her dreams of becoming a professional cyclist with Team Novo Nordisk.
Curious how GLUKOS improves performance? Justin Meram scores both Atlanta United goals and wins the game for his team. Coincidence or GLUKOS?
Today we are catching up with ultra runner Caleb Denton, who recently broke the record at the Iron Mountain 50 Mile race in a time of 7 hours and 4 minutes – that’s an 8:28/mile pace. Did I mention yet that there is roughly 9,000 feet of climbing in that race and it is all on trail? And that he fueled entirely on GLUKOS?
According to Reader’s Digest, the most popular New Year Resolutions include losing weight, spending less, getting organized, learning something new… While these are all well and good, they don’t really inspire us so we decided to write our own.