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justme1976 posted:
I have a question about a Testosterone booster. I am a type 1 diabetic, and have many health issues, which I am on many medications for, because of this there are times that things just don't work, if you get what I mean. Unfortunately, my insurance does not cover Viagra or anything else, my doctor said that I could look for something online and gave me what is the ingredients and I found a bottle of medication called T-250 which is a performance enhancer but also a Testosterone booster...I am not taking this for muscle building, my diabetes is in great control, but I do like I said have many other health concerns...I have a Traumatic Brain Injury and a Spinal Cord Injury due to an assault and protecting my children. The problem is caused by the muscle relaxers and pain medications, but I cannot go off of them as I have tried, but am not able to because the pain is too great. I am wondering if anyone knows if this is an OK medication for me to be taking or if there is something else out there that will help. The problem is not all the time, just some of the time, and being someone who has never experienced this issue I am very frustrated. While my fiance understands, I still am upset about it because it is a part of life and I don't want this to be happening. I know that with diabetes this can happen eventually but I am still young and my doctor says it is the medication and stress that has caused this. Any help would be great. Thanks!
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brunosbud responded:
I want to discourage you into taking more drugs and supplements because of the very fact that you are still young.

I believe the primary reason why diabetes tends to show up in middle age and beyond is because of muscle loss. Once you get beyond age 45, your body, naturally, begins to suppress muscle growth. With less muscle, comes reduced metabolism. With reduced metabolism, comes suppressed immune strength...now, the "doors" are opened wide for diabetes to enter. Loss of blood sugar control hastens sarcopenia which further advances muscle loss and advances the aging process ever further. In fact, facial muscle loss is the primary reason why people with uncontrolled diabetes look noticeably aged and wrinkled.

My "push-back" against diabetes has always been, Muscle is my Friend, therefore, Exercise is my Lover. Exercise increases testosterone which encourages muscle growth (as well as erectile function). Muscle development reverses insulin resistance.

Experiment if you must but it sounds like your fiance understands more than you may realize. I don't take pills and I would never advise anyone over the age of 45 to go on severe calorie restriction simply because they undermine what's absolutely needed: Muscle Building. You still have time. Good luck.


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