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Spike after shower?

Discussion in 'Blood Glucose Monitoring' started by nutribolt, Nov 22, 2020.

  1. nutribolt

    nutribolt Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I have noticed that my BG goes up by about 1 to 2 points immediately after shower. It comes down as well fairly quickly in 10 to 15 minutes but it makes me wonder:

    1. Is it common or I have something unique going on here?

    2. If its common, what can be the cause for it?
     
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    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    nutribolt Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for taking the time to explain this. So nothing sinister going on in my body while I take a hot shower. :)
     
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    In Response Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @nutribot how do you know your blood sugar goes up?
    Is it based on Libre readings or finger pricks?
    I ask because the heat from the shower could impact Libre readings and actually your blood sugars are fine. This would explain why your readings return to normal.
     
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    Goonergal Type 2 · Master

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    That’s very interesting. Always thought showering had no impact, but while I’ve been wearing a Libre more consistently, I’ve been noticing a rise from showering, particularly when they’re very hot.
     
  6. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    I always notice this on my Libre but never took the time to double check with a meter to see if it's just the Libre or real.
    I might have a little experiment some time, as now I'm curious :)
     
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    Sadjers · Active Member

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    That Nerdabetic on YouTube explains some Libre issues where readings go awry. Worth a watch
     
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    jackois Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I get this with the Dexcom G6. As Nutribolt says, it returns to it's original number quickly. On the odd occasion I have cross checked, it isn't replicated with a fingerstick test.
     
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    nutribolt Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ah.... yeah its on libre ... haven't cross checked with finger prick mainly because it drops so quickly anyway.
     
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