By cella65 Latest Reply 2011-08-06 05:38:38 -0500
Started 2011-08-02 21:25:02 -0500

Does anyone have trouble with their numbers after being in the heat?

28 replies

TX gal
TX gal 2011-08-04 21:37:36 -0500 Report

Yep! We were at an amusement park last week - - it topped our(for us) at 106. I had to give more insulin to maintain readings. FORTUNATLY - it was the last day before I changed my pump site, Of course - dehydration affects blood sugars as well. Was so releived to get back to the AC in the hotel. I'm concerned the high heat here will affect the potency of my insulin, in my pump. We're on day 51 of over 100. Most of the time it is house to car to AC office/biuilding, but periodically - go stir crazy, so venture out for a few minuets in the evening. Course 95 at 10 PM is not exactly cool!!!

still smiling
still smiling 2011-08-04 18:34:46 -0500 Report

YES!! nauseous, extremely tired, light headed, sometimes shakey. I always have my water with me no matter where I go everyday. 24/7. These weeks of heat here in Michigan, have kept me inside unless I absolutely must go somewhere. My body can't take it.

nanaellen 2011-08-04 18:14:36 -0500 Report

Definitely YES!! 10 minutes in the sun and I'm all done!! It's only 92 today…feels like 100…but yes I get nauseous , sweaty, really tired, really shakey,high #'s the whole thing!! Of course it doesn't help that I get sun poisoning…sun stroke…sunburn…sun sickness…my B/P Meds say I have to stay out of the sun too..sun poisoning is the worst..feels like poison ivy!! Tried to go to an outside concert down at the beach and ended up leaving after only an hour cause I vomited all that bile..was nasty!!

tabby9146 2011-08-04 15:18:28 -0500 Report

not yet, but then I won't allow myself to stay out more than the minute or two it takes me to go to the stores, etc…it is way too hot here, very high humidity and some of the hottest temps we've ever had (have broken records) but it seems to me that it would indeed affect us. I do not sweat easily, and my antiperspirant/deodorant that is great, have never ever sweated with in my life, even let me down the other day, my shirt was damp! This was after just being outside a couple of mins.

Gwen Morten
Gwen Morten 2011-08-04 13:18:40 -0500 Report

I haven't noticed too much of a change in the summer heat, but I did have a episode this past winter with the heat being to high and me getting up to turn it off and I felt nausous and fainted for about 1-2 min.

windstorm45 2011-08-03 23:50:30 -0500 Report

I don't know what just happened but my post I was working just turned blue and vanished. Anyway I'm sure my numbers are not as high as many of you, rarely out of 100s though it has spiked 250 before which is why I was put on first metformin, and when it made me nauseous med was changed to Januvia 100mg.

windstorm45 2011-08-03 23:38:02 -0500 Report

Well I've had a couple spells after going out in the heat but I'm not sure what brought it on. both times I went to the library and all of a sudden I felt hot weak and nauseous like I would pass out. I sat down for about 20 minutes and then I was able to drive home and went to bed. I was raised in Pa. and humidity never bothered me. The heat didn't then but the cold did. I'm living in Co. now and I can't tolerate the dry heat, but I can deal with the cold a lot easier.

jayabee52 2011-08-03 22:04:24 -0500 Report

I have more problems in the winter with the cold than with the heat. It has just been been starting to get comfortable for me. I spend the whole fall, winter spring shivering and dressing in multiple layers. Sorry folks!

I used to have a very warm body and would sweat like a "blue steer" but not any more. Wondering if my thyroid is on the fritz?

grandmaducky 2011-08-05 14:50:05 -0500 Report

thats how my thyroid stuff started it would be july 105 and i would be wrap in blanket shivering to death u need to get it check but before warned it took a couple of years before blood work caught up with symptoms

RAINDANCER1950 2011-08-03 19:17:59 -0500 Report

when i don't drink enough.durning heat like this, the b/g reading can be higher…even though i have'nt been naughty…but, becoming dehydrated can cause blood volume to concentrate…resulting in higher reading !! drink drink drink !! keep yourself hydrated…so , kidneys can flush out the bad stuff…that can lead to U.T.I 'S…BE WELL…BE HAPPY !

Darrin D
Darrin D 2011-08-03 18:47:01 -0500 Report

I work in central a/c and heating. In attics all the time. The temp can get to 130, 140 or even higher in some cases. The heat does bother me now alot more than b/4 I was diagnosed. And like realsis I feel more tired after. Also like kloklo I get cranky.

RAINDANCER1950 2011-08-03 19:14:19 -0500 Report

hello friend…being a older lady , and always very sensitive to heat…i find this summer, to be aweful for me…saps my energy…makes me a ol' fussy hussy !and forget cooking…but what has saved my bacon, this year …is a small poly pool i bought for my boston terrier , she lays in the water…and cools herself…so , i told her my turn ! rinsed it out…put fresh cool water in and got my book…turned on some good music…and have been able to reclaim my normal…calm cool…sweet ol' self !!…she's welcome to share with me…as she was gracious to allow mom to kinda take over…now , even my tiny chihuahua , gidget , a long haired lady , joins betty boop and i in our daily sessions in the pool…doen't take long to notice the water warms up…so , i just tip it out into my floweres , refill , and we share an afternoon session…ahhhh ! the simple pleasures !

grandmaducky 2011-08-05 16:01:51 -0500 Report

i know how that goes when i get hot i don't seem to cool off fast and i get witchy fast hubby knows when to get me cool now pool sounds good wonder if i could put it in front room lol

Darrin D
Darrin D 2011-08-04 14:40:57 -0500 Report

ah!!! that sounds so relaxing. and the pups too? gotta be good . like to read a good book myself. guess i need to get a small pool like that myself. i am in southeast Texas. been getting temps above 100. then the humidity here adds 7 or 8 degrees. plus heat index, we feel like 108-115. what part of the country are you in? hope you have a great day and stay cool. darrin

Genaveeve 2011-08-03 18:13:53 -0500 Report

Yes I do, but Im heat intolerant anyways because I have vitiligo which affects anything I do in heat or outside. Even being in a classroom during the winter affects my mood and how I feel when they keep it too warm. But definitely affects my blood sugar too

lilsista39 2011-08-03 11:35:15 -0500 Report

I've been up and down some days my girls tell me ma big bird called and he wants his legs back and other days they tell me I need to sit down and take it easy before they explode and they have to call OSHA and have a HASMATT team come out

Gimpalong 2011-08-03 22:56:21 -0500 Report

Isn't it great to have such sensitive kids to help us along…lololol. My sons are always making remarks that end up having us all having a great laugh. The heat turns me into "mean mama" at times, especially when I'm trying to get bg's back down. Take care.

realsis77 2011-08-03 10:10:22 -0500 Report

Hi where I live it gets 110 degrees, its usual for it to be on the tripple digits for tempature. Yes, I've been feeling like a yo yo lately! Up and down! Also I've been sooo tired! Hope this helps!

GabbyPA 2011-08-03 07:38:06 -0500 Report

Like George, I tend to swell in the heat and my numbers are harder to keep down. You would think it would be easier because you tend to eat more salads and things that are lighter, but summer turns out to be harder than winter for me. That is a surprise.

Gimpalong 2011-08-03 22:58:39 -0500 Report

Ditto. I finally get my bg's under control, then we have triple digits and now I'm a yo-yo again. Will winter ever get here lolol. Take care, Gabby. Nancy

George1947 2011-08-03 00:06:16 -0500 Report

I get edema and my numbers are harder to control, and I crave salty snacks… not a good idea for a person with diabetes to be sucking down a bag of chips! :)

Harlen 2011-08-02 23:00:05 -0500 Report

I do frome time to time when its hot
What type of of trouble are you having ???
Best wishes