Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Levittown, New York, USA:

I've been working out and want to take some weight gain supplements that contain creatine. The supplement is called Cell-Tech. Is that safe to use if I'm a diabetic?


It is important for patients with diabetes to speak to their physician about this issue. In the big picture, short-term creatine has had relatively negative glucose-raising effects. It may improve insulin resistance, to some degree. However, the big picture is more important. If these patients are taking in a high-protein diet, this may increase glomerular filtration and help to facilitate diabetes-related kidney dysfunction. I feel these patients should be monitored for microalbuminuria. If they have frank macroalbumiuria, I would not be in favor of a high-protein diet. Even for those with microalbuminuria, I would not favor this approach long-term.


Original posting 27 Dec 2003
Posted to Exercise and Sports


  Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Return to the Top of This Page

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:54
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.