Hot weather

Flustrated
By Flustrated Latest Reply 2011-07-20 11:39:09 -0500
Started 2011-07-20 10:26:18 -0500

Just read and article about what hot weather does to the body. What would be some of the things a diabetic has to look out for?


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RAINDANCER1950
RAINDANCER1950 2011-07-20 11:39:09 -0500 Report

ONE THING I HAVE EVERY SUMMER , WHEN THE HEAT IS REALLY SIZZLING , IS MY FEET SWELL…THOUGHT IT WAS MY HEART…BUT DOC. GAVE ME A TRIPLE A CHECK UP…SAID I HAD A WONDERFUL…HEALTHY TICKER ! SHE SUGGESTED…IN EXTREME HEAT…THE BOY HOLD FLUIDS AS A NATURAL REACTION AGAINST BECOMING DEYHYDRATED…TOLD ME TO START DRINKIND " MORE " WATER…NOT SODAS TEAS ETC. AND SAID THE SWEELING WOULD DECREASE…AND IT WORKS EVERYTIME ! WHEN YOUR BODY IS WELL HYDRATED…IT ALLOWS EXCESS FLUIDS TO LEAVE THRU THE KIDNEYS…BUT OUR BODY REACTS TO BEING EVEN SLIGHTLY LOW ON WATER…BY STORING WATER IN OUR TISSUES…SO DRINK…AND LOSE THOSE PUFFY FEET…AND AS A DIABETIC..HAVING ENOUGH FLUIDS ALLOWS GLUCOSE TO BE REMOVED MORE EFFECENTLY…WHEN WE'RE NOT UNDER STRESS FOR LACK OF FLUIDS !!!

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-07-20 10:36:04 -0500 Report

For me it causes a problem because one of the ways I get warned about low BS is I begin to sweat without reason. During the heat, I sweat all day, going through about 8-10 T shirts a day. So, I try to test more often, but if my ability to think becomes impaired, I know I am 80 or below. The worst thing we need to fear is dehydration. With me, if I get dehydrated, my BS drops very quickly.

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