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Heat problems

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by borderter, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. Janiept

    Janiept · Expert

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    I am so glad this was posted. My blood levels were abnormally low over the last couple of days so now I know why and can stop scratching my head :lolno:
     
  2. benjygirl

    benjygirl Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I can't believe that my BS has been hovering around 9.0 all day today, the highest they've been for months and months even though I've done nothing out of the normal. I've upped my Novorapid with my meal this eve so hopefully will go down before I go to bed. The other day it didn't rise above 3.9. Go away this horrible heat !!


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  3. anna29

    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Hi All .

    I have had really sore achey swollen ankles with the heat .
    Keeping me awake with the pain plus the ruddy 'heat' :thumbdown:

    Have been using Volterol sports injury gel on them to relieve the pain .
    It has done the trick , it acts as an anti-inflammatory pain relieving gel .
    Means as a gel to use direct on my skin - it is an oral tablet free solution for me :thumbup:
    Given my medical [tablet form] intolerances .

    So all in all - it has been a win/win thingy with myself :D
    Thank goodness today HAS been a lot cooler 'here' :thumbup:

    Anna .
     
  4. benjygirl

    benjygirl Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that info Anna. Will try the gel as cant take anti inflammatory tablets :)


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  5. sheepareevil

    sheepareevil Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Glad I'm not the only one that's grumpy at the hot weather (Although at least beinf Diabetic gives me a reason now and I am not just being grumpy because I don't like the hot weather).

    Not only do I get quite a few Hypo's with the hot weather but I also find it harder to detect hypo's. I find that my Hypo symptoms can be mistaken for just being hot -Headaches, sweaty feeling skin, even shaking can be mistaken for dehydration.

    It sucks as I can't detect them at the moment until they are around 2.5 ish and my partner tells me that he can't see any signs for my hypos (unless I am trying to spell something!). Think I need to move to a colder climate, but at least it is a good excuse to find Ice Cream Vans :thumbup:
     
  6. damonfrog

    damonfrog Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the replies! Ankles still swollen but I am trying to keep them elevated in the evening :)


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  7. Karenett

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    Hi, does anyone feel more tired in this weather, my body feels so heavy and I am finding it a struggle to do anything!!
     
  8. Anonymous

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    having started antibiotics today, I realised that I was unwell and because its so hot, I was mistaking the sickness with how you expect to feel when it's hot. As an asthmatic as well as diabetic all I can say is can't wait for cooler weather. Has anyone else started a new pen? Amazing how your sugars can go from hypo to ridiculously high in one day.


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  9. borderter

    borderter Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am now needing more insulin as bgs higher than usual .Most folk need less in the heat trust me to be difficult :D
     
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    I thought it was just me :crazy: .... I used to love the heat and sunshine but I feel decidedly odd :yawn:
     
  11. benjygirl

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    I'm needing more insulin these past few days as my readings are much higher than usual, although I feel as if I'm having hypos. Really strange !!!!


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  12. Slidge

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    I just did a blood test and normally after dinner I can be around 10 or 12. I don't know if it is because I took my slow acting insulin this morning or whether the weather is playing a factor, but after dinner tonight, my sugar level was 7.2 and I had jacket potatoes with chili. I can't fathom it out. Maybe it is a fluke, will wait and see what tomorrow brings
     
  13. leahAlexandra

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    I'm Really struggling. Woke up this morning with my level as 15.5, had a bacon sandwich and 4 units of insulin and 2 hours later was 20.6
    I dont know whats going on but i'm constantly hungry as well :(
     
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