Modern Science of Biomechanics and Type 1 Diabetes

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Exercises Induced Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycaemia) and High Blood Sugar (Hyperglycaemia)
In people with Type 1 diabetes, exercises sometimes lower blood sugar to an extent that is beneficial for the overall treatment of type 1 diabetes, and sometimes exercise increases the blood sugar levels, it can even rise to the point of Hyperglycaemia.
Among healthy people, exercises lowers the blood glucose but will not normally cause abnormal low blood sugar levels (Hypoglycaemia), but in the rare instance exercises can cause Hypoglycaemia among relatively healthy people.
In non-diabetic people, low blood sugar induced by exercises is relatively easy to manage, but in people with Type 1 diabetes it is far more challenging.
However, low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia) during exercises in people with Type 1 diabetes is a relatively mild problem compared with post-exercises hypoglycaemia, which may happen from 3 to 12 hours after exercising.
The most dangerous post-exercise hypoglycaemia is happens during night sleep (night-time hypoglycaemia or nocturnal hypoglycaemia). Night time hypoglycaemia (or nocturnal hypoglycaemia) can be fatal. Actually, night time hypoglycaemia has been considered to be responsible for a large proportion of sudden deaths in young T1DM patients
To understand why exercises causes low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia) in some people with diabetes and in some people without diabetes, it is essential to understand why exercises induce weight loss in some people, in some people it doesn’t have any effect on weight loss and in some people it even induces weight gain.
Understanding the post-exercises weight loss is an essential condition to understand and prevent post-exercises hypoglycaemia, including night time hypoglycaemia.
The problem is that post-exercise weight loss is attributed to an elevated breathing rate for some time after exercising, which is absolutely wrong. There are plenty of factors that each of them alone proves that post-exercise weight loss cannot be due to elevated breathing rate for some time after exercising.
The underlining mechanism of post-exercise weight loss I have partly explained on my website “Biomechanics and Health” and entirely in my book “Modern Science of Biomechanics & Weight Gain and Weight Loss”.
Before any discussion about the cause for post-exercise hypoglycaemia and post-exercise hyperglycaemia, it essential to have a consensus what really causes post-exercise weight loss.
 Repeated Warning: Any possible attempt to induce musculoskeletal changes in order to treat and cure Type 1 diabetes without understanding the role of biomechanics in Type 1 diabetes may induce serious or fatal consequences.  
Here are just a few reasons for this;
1. Adverse musculoskeletal changes is one factor of Type 1 diabetes.
2. Faulty biomechanics is another factor of Type 1 diabetes.
3. Reduced size of the pancreas in T1DM What causes shrinkage of the pancreas needs to be understood before any attempt to treat or cure Type 1 diabetes.  
4. Low bone mineral density in T1DM The reason lower MBD in Type 1 diabetes needs to be understood before any attempt to treat or cure T1DM.
5. Exercises in some cases induce hyperglycaemia - high blood sugar and in some cases induce hypoglycaemia - abnormally low level of sugar (glucose) in the blood.
6 – The real danger of death while sleeping. “One in 20 type 1 diabetics die in their sleep due to a sudden drop in their blood sugar.” 

Please note: The purpose of publishing this research on the internet is to initiate a clinical trial conducted by medical doctors involved in the research of diabetes along with people involved in biomechanics research like chiropractor, osteopaths, physiotherapists, podiatrists, etc.

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Modern Science of Biomechanics and Type 1 Diabetes


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Contents – Page 1

Introduction – Page 2A and Page 2B

Postural Profile of People with Type 1 Diabetes – Page 3, Page 4 and Page 5

Postural and Musculoskeletal Characteristics of Normal Weight People without and with T1D - Page 6

Spontaneous Remission of Type 1 Diabetes – Page 7

Obesity and Type 1 Diabetes – Obesity Protect against Type 1 Diabetes? – Page 8

Weight Loss and Type 1 Diabetes – Weight loss linked to Type 1 Diabetes? - Page 9

Insulin Therapy and Weight Gain – Page 10

Exercises Induced Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycaemia) and High Blood Sugar (Hyperglycaemia) - Page 11




Type 1 Diabetes in American Indians and Alaska Natives - Page 12a

Type 1 Diabetes among the Amish – Page 12b

Why more and more Children are Developing Type 1 Diabetes – Page 12c

Type 1 Diabetes in Animals – Page 12d

Hypotheses about the Causes of Type 1 Diabetes in Very Young Children, Older Children and Full Grown Adults – Page 12e