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Heat and diabetes

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by WaG, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. WaG

    WaG Type 2 · Active Member

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    Hi

    I was in a jacuzzi the other day = lucky me but noticed a sign that said diabetics shouldtake advice before using.

    I am fairley new to this, does anyone have any info about why this should be? plus if it is the heat how does this apply to going on holiday to hot countries using saunas etc?

    For info I am type two taking two metformin + diet and exercise.

    Thanking you

    WaG
     
  2. sugarless sue

    sugarless sue · Master

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    It dilates the blood vessels and will enhance the effect of any insulin that has been administered.
     
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    hanadr · Expert

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    A hot tub can help drop a high BG
    Hana
     
  4. pavlosn

    pavlosn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi everybody

    A week ago I had a short holiday in a Spa Hotel in Baden Baden, Germany. During my time there, I used the Spa facilities quite a lot including of course the sauna, steambaths etc. Throughout my stay there my blood glucose levels were steadily low (always 4-6 mmol/l). I originally attributed this to reduced stress but perhaps the heat had something to do with it.

    I now have another reason to enjoy the spa after the gym.

    Regards

    Pavlos
     
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    whatashock · Well-Known Member

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    I have noticed the same, which is great as it means I have a great excuse to tell the wife 'off to the gym for a couple of hours, as I MUST have a sauna and Jacuzzi'

    All I would point out though is that I was at a diabetic talk last week, and was advised not to 'soak' your feet for too long as it has an effect on the skin on the feet.
     
  6. WaG

    WaG Type 2 · Active Member

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    Thanks once again to everyone time and time again this forum has proved very useful and supportive.

    WaG
     
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