Working in extreme heat and being diabetic.

Darrin D
By Darrin D Latest Reply 2011-07-23 18:11:49 -0500
Started 2011-07-22 12:59:09 -0500

I have found, in my line of work, ( central a/c and heating ) that I cant handle the heat like I did b/4 being diagnosed with t/2. Is it because of insulin that I take now, or is there other reasons that can cause this? Like my job and don't want to have to leave it. Darrin

2 replies

MrsCDogg 2011-07-23 18:11:49 -0500 Report

I have found that I am more sensitive to the cold as well. I suffer through the late fall, winter, and early spring months too. I live in hunting socks, long sleeves, sweats and sweaters and sweatshirts. There are times when I am covered up head and toe, and have my dog Chester, under the covers with me just to get me warm in the cold months. Not sure if it is diabetes or just getting older!

jayabee52 2011-07-22 14:55:11 -0500 Report

Howdy Darrin, welcome to Diabeticconnect!

Often people with diabetes seem to be more sensitive to temperature extremes. Myself I have become more sensitive to the cold temperatures, and shiver through the fall. winter and spring months. I live in Las Vegas and in the summertime I am just beginning to feel comfortable in 90 to 100f temps.

I have also noticed that people who are older are more sensitive to temp extremes even if they don't have diabetes. I don't think that it is necessarily related to insulin in any case. Is there a reason you might suspect that it might be the insulin?

Blessings to you and yours