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Heat and diabetes

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Andy_Warlow, Aug 15, 2020.

  1. Andy_Warlow

    Andy_Warlow Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    I have seen a few things on here about heat and diabetes.

    How does this affect you?

    I never realized or anyone mention this before.
     
  2. resander

    resander Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Heat increases my blood sugar readings. About 5 days of 35 degrees last year at the end of June pushed my blood sugar values up to around 9 mmol/L after breakfast when on a normmal day the values would be below 7 mmol/L. The recent heat this year did not last that long and pushed the blood sugar up by 1 mmol/L for example from 6.5 to 7.5 mmol/L.
     
  3. Rokaab

    Rokaab Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    For myself , as an insulin user (Type1) I need less insulin when its hotter or I'll hypo, I guess I may utilise it better when its hotter, but I don't know
     
  4. MarkHaZ123

    MarkHaZ123 · Well-Known Member

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    Iv only been using insulin for 10 months now but have found many changes

    When off work I used to have 11 morning dose and 11 night of levemire
    When it's hot I can take 7 on a morning and still 11 at night

    When working which is every day at the moment il have 5 morning and 12 evening but I even think 5 is too much at the moment as with an active job I am on the go all the time so by 10.30 Iv got to have a snack then mid afternoon the same otherwise I'm low around 4ish


    Heat definitely makes me need less, I sweat alot quicker and so start burning energy and that drops my bloods quickly
     
  5. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm hoping its the reason mine have risen lately :joyful:
     
  6. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    Not only hot weather - maybe have a search too for discussions about hot showers and baths temporarily raising levels.
     
  7. Tophat1900

    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    In my case hot showers, baths will send mine down quickly if I'm not careful. Oh the many joys of variables from one person to the next.
     
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