Diabetes is a disease in which a person has high blood glucose levels, either because the body does not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced.
If you inherited a genetic tendency towards diabetes, there are many things you can do to stave off the disease, including strength training. If you have diabetes already, the Back in Power training protocol can help you get your diabetes under control.
To burn fat, it's essential to keep your blood sugar levels low. A Back in Power workout will deplete your muscles of stored sugar, aka, glycogen, and in essence increase your muscles appetite for sugar so that they utilize any excess in your system.
In conjunction with a low-carbohydrate diet, and with your muscles sucking up any remaining sugar, insulin levels are suppressed - and that's a good thing. It triggers your stress hormones, adrenaline, and epinephrine to activate a process to metabolize large amounts of fat (aka triacylglycerol) to be used for fuel. Too much blood sugar, however, derails this process. Your insulin will block fat metabolism and will instead direct that sugar to be stored as fat.
The combination of our Back in Power low impact high-intensity program and a controlled diet low in carbs will help you shed fat as efficiently as possible and gain control over your insulin.