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1st Cycle - Type 1 Diabetic

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Hello all, I'm looking for some guidance from the more experience members of this forum regarding a first cycle as a type 1 diabetic, specifically as it relates to increased RBC but any advice is welcome.

My cycle looks as follows:
Test E 500mg per week for 10 weeks
Dbol first four weeks 30mg ED 4 weeks
HCG 250IU 2x per week starting week 4 to week 13
Arimidex 0.25 to 0.5 EOD

PCT:
Week 14 and 15: Clomid 100mg ED and Nolva 40mg ED
Week 16 and 17: 50mg Clomid ED and 20mg Nolva ED

I've heard that RBC can go up to unsafe levels and one method of fixing the problem is bloodletting (donation), but as a Type 1 diabetic my blood will not be accepted. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions? Is this even a real worry for someone that is not looking to blast and cruise long term? Any and all feedback is appreciated.
 

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That's a relatively short cycle, so rbc will probably not go up *that* much. If it does, you can request a "therapeutic phlebotomy" for exactly that purpose. Just be aware that it takes about 6 months for a red blood cell to die. So if your rbc goes up, it can take 6 months to go back down naturally.
 

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I’m a type 1 diabetic myself. Type 1 diabetic blood IS accepted for donation. I’ve donated quite a few times in my life.
 

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Posmx;1975463 said:
I’m a type 1 diabetic myself. Type 1 diabetic blood IS accepted for donation. I’ve donated quite a few times in my life.

I've never donated, just read it can be tricky depending on the country you are in, if you have complications, or if you've taken bovine insulin in the past. Any advice as a type 1 for me? Blood sugar control issues on AAS? Anything you can think of that may change as I undergo a first cycle.
 

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Panda;1975467 said:
I've never donated, just read it can be tricky depending on the country you are in, if you have complications, or if you've taken bovine insulin in the past. Any advice as a type 1 for me? Blood sugar control issues on AAS? Anything you can think of that may change as I undergo a first cycle.

I’m in the US for reference.

Are you using a CGM? If not try and get one, they’re very useful.

For me personally I actually have much better control when I am on AAS. Reason 1 is because I take my goals seriously, count every single macro as accurately as possible. So I’m much more accurate with my insulin doses. Reason 2 is diet gets stricter/cleaner, so not near as many simple carbs/blood sugar spikes.

HGH can effect insulin sensitivity, but all can be adjusted. CGM will help you learn the minimal adjustments very quickly.

I go in every 3-4 months for a check up with a endocrinologist & some lab work, I’m assuming you do something similar. If you are on, this will show. They don’t test hormones, but they’ll be able to see it in blood pressure, heart rate, or things such as cholesterol levels depending what you’re doing. If you are honest with your doctors not a big deal, but if you are trying to keep it a secret I usually give myself 3-4 weeks off before my appointment & everything is back in range.

Overall AAS use hasn’t effected anything diabetes related, at least in my personal experience.

I know there’s a couple other type 1 diabetics on here somewhere that don’t contribute much, but maybe another will see this title & chime in if they have any other experience.
 
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