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Effect of high temparature on BS

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Kaha, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. Kaha

    Kaha Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Can anybody tell me whether there exist any effect of high temperature (above 40C) on BS level? Such hot atmosphere require you to drink a lot of fluid .
     
  2. jay hay-char

    jay hay-char Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    When I am ill, it always seems to increase my B/S a bit - and a Doctor of my acquaintance who also happens to be diabetic, tells me that it's a common phenomenon.
     
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    June_C Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    It's not clear if you're referring to your own temp or air temp.
     
  4. Lazybones

    Lazybones Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Becoming dehydrated as a result of living in a hot climate does result in an increase in their blood glucose level principally due to the reduce quantity of the blood that now flows throughout their body.
    As you rightly say, the answer is to consume adequate fluids, ideally pure water to compensate for the loss.
    Similarly when a diabetic individual is ill, their body in fighting their illness can also give rise to an increase in their body temperature and hence cause a milder form of de-hydration, and as with living in a hot tropical climate, it also is important when the individual is ill to consume adequate fluids.
     
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    jay hay-char Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ooops; think I misunderstood the question........ :)
     
  6. Kaha

    Kaha Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Lazybones, you made a very good point to note. I had been experiencing abnormal BS now a days since I moved to a very hot climate.
     
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