Protein intake is vital for building muscle. Have a protein shake before your workout. Protein shakes are very effective for improving strength. Work your biggest muscles. Eat a high-quality meal after training. Drink plenty of water. Rest. Consume good fats.Check blood glucose levels before and immediately after the exercise session. Eat a small high-protein high-complex
carbohydrate meal or a healthy pre-workout snack 30 to 60 minutes before exercise to keep you going. If you are new to strength training, start with at least 2 days of strength training each week.Staying active is very important if you have diabetes. Some studies indicate that weight training exercises can prevent and even reverse the onset of type 2 diabetes muscle is a dense tissue, and it has a high metabolic rate. As you build more muscle, your body burns more calories even when you are just sitting there doing nothing, versus someone with less muscle. Although there are great benefits, you do have to use caution when exercising. By learning the proper steps to take, you can build muscle mass even with diabetes.