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Does the heat make you feel ill

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by borderter, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I kid you not when living down south I used to hug 2lr frozen water bottles in a thin towel so I could sleep. Between my legs at one stage then a few months later I discover I'm pregnant without ivf. Metformin and frozen water bottles must have done the trick.
    I've always had hot insides, me!
    Must be thyroid.
     
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  2. suemac1960

    suemac1960 Type 1 · Member

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    I also love the heat but like yourself I sweat like mad.
    If I know it's going to be a really hot day I lower my Insulin which I did today but I also don't feel hungry in the heat so that doesn't help. I drink small glasses of Lucozade to try and help.
     
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  3. SunnyExpat

    SunnyExpat Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    It was murder when I was bigger!
    I agree about the food, I do tend to drink more, and eat less, I can drink litres of water, I've even had bottles melt and blow out in the truck, the remainder have been as hot as a good cup of coffee when I've drunk them, and very plasticy!
    The one thing I have to do is wear a hat, or I do seem to get sunstroke, and a really bad head.
     
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    chalup Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just tell her you are freeing your inner Scotsman lol
     
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    DEB260173 Type 2 · Member

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    I don't cope well in this sort of heat, I never have done and especially not since I've been diagnosed. I find it very difficult to cool down once I'm too hot and ended up with mild heatstroke on Monday! It's especially bad as I work in The City and the trains always go into meltdown (the rails are too hot, the overhead wires are melting, the sun is in the wrong place... blah, blah, blah) and being stuck on a train in that heat, with no air con is pure torment! Still, the sunshine is glorious and it's meant to cool down a bit this afternoon so it'll be BAU in no time.
     
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  6. Serena51

    Serena51 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hate the heat. Anything over 25 and I'm lying down in a dark room with the fan on full and a cold compress on my forehead.

    My numbers are high too - although I'm not eating much but drinking water forever.

    Still it'll soon be gone ..... one day doth a summer make
     
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  7. slip

    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday was hot! Hottest recorded place in England is just up the road (although the met office don't have a weather station in our office!!!) Anyway some of us cope better than others, I work with 2 T2D as well and one really struggled yesterday, I didn't mind it all - but I guess it all depends on what you're doing - perhaps I wasn't working as hard as they were!!!

    But where ever you are, keep your self protected from the sun, light loose clothing, a hat, shades and plenty of sun cream - and drink plenty of fluids.
     
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  8. KevinPotts

    KevinPotts Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No, it's wonderful:)


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  9. britishpub

    britishpub Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Having lived in Florida for 5 years this is cool.

    Much prefer hot weather over cold weather, and only the British could possibly find a reason to complain about this.


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  10. petepontiac

    petepontiac Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    love the heat except when I am in work stuck in my office with no sea breeze !!!
     
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  11. Teresa9584

    Teresa9584 Type 2 · Member

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    Me and heat don't do well. Being a menopausal diabetic (T2) I can generate mega heat in the blink of an eye whether I want to or not. If I get too hot my body can go in to anaphylaxic shock so I have various fans around the house and a mobile air con unit which is literally for me a life saver. Low 20 degrees - good. Higher than that - grumpy!
     
  12. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I find this heat unbearable at times and it can make me feel nauseous :yuck:
     
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  13. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    I love warm 75-85. Since insulin my thermometer moved. I used to love it hot. Most important is sun. If the sun is out I could care less what the temp is. My least favorite is cold wind. Can't deal with that at all
     
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  14. David Wass

    David Wass Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hot weather love it bbq large bottle of 660ml peroni. It's the muggy oppressive heat i hate. Sweat too much can't sleep and irritable. Can't be good for diabetics losing lots of fluids.

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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I don't know if anyone else gets this, I have to breath quite quickly, as I am doing now.
     
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  16. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    Yes, as well as nausea. Usually more so in high humidity.
     
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    ladybird64 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Love the heat, especially as I live right by the East England coast. But this week I'm back in my old manor, London, and although the heat doesn't bother me, my asthma plays up badly. I've got some steroids with me, just in case.
     
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    Japes LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I've never liked the heat so can't quite tell if this is how I normally feel in the heat or things have changed since my diagnosis..

    It doesn't help I have changed shape so much since last summer I have no summer trousers fit to wear. I will be amending that one tomorrow. I also moved house last summer and am struggling with the tricks of cooling this one down. I slept on the sofa last night as the sitting room was significantly cooler, and the boy motorbike racers who inhabit these parts were making their presence felt until well into the small hours so opening any windows wasn't a goer.
     
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    lizdeluz Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I love the hot weather, but blood sugar control is more difficult than usual. Before lunch I was feeling unwell and thought that my blood sugar was sky high, but my test result was only 5. Pre-test, I usually know whether I'm high or low at least, but not today.
     
  20. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    Hi everyone I love it ..
    But my face sweats .. Always lets my make up down ... It's horrid ..
    But then any heating in shops in the winter causes the same problem ..
    If by the sea I love the fact that people talk and smile ..
    If in a city, perhaps not so happy ..
    I feel OK in the heat .. But hate sweating .. And I don't feel Hungary and I do feel tired ..
    But still love summer .. Perhaps with a light breeze :)
     
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