Altitude and Blood Sugars

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2011-10-04 20:12:40 -0500
Started 2011-10-02 12:53:28 -0500

As we have been traveling to New Mexico, camping along the way. Having a great time, but this flat land Florida girl has been having trouble with my levels. I was wondering if it might be due to the stress of altitude changes? I have been very good in what I have been eating. I have not been great with my meds however, but have been taking them. Just not on time always. We have not stopped once for a quick meal, only what we have packed. I have actually been eating less and exercising a lot more, but my morning numbers have been very high. Any thoughts?

4 replies

jayabee52 2011-10-02 14:15:02 -0500 Report

It could be the altitude, it even could be due to the stress of changing from a settled pattern into one where your body doesn't have a clue as to what's coming next, and it is in an uproar about it.

Are you doing much of the driving? The stress of driving can affect your BGs also.

Praying for a safe Journey there and back!

GabbyPA 2011-10-04 20:11:00 -0500 Report

Have you been looking at my itinerary? LOL True, sometimes just the time changes make me all goofed up. I am just living by the sunrise and set. It is kind of nice actually, don't get all caught up in the "time".

I do a majority of the driving, but with the dog, we are making frequent stops along the way. Besides, my meds really make camping and trekking to the bathrooms a challenge sometimes. Dang metformin. LOL

We are headed home now. Should be another couple of days and I will be sleeping in my own bed...not on the ground anymore! YEEEEPPPEEE. Actually we do sleep on an air mattress, but getting up off the ground is harder than it used to be.

MewElla 2011-10-02 12:56:41 -0500 Report

I would venture to say it is the stress of the altitude…I experienced much the same a coupla months ago when I went to Colorado…took me a few days there adjusting, by resting and drinking a lot of water, and then got the #'s in line again. Have fun on your trip!!

GabbyPA 2011-10-04 20:12:40 -0500 Report

It is hard and moving slower is the way to go. I have not been in the mountains since I have been diagnosed, so I was not sure if that was the culpret. Of course, you cannot have a camp fire without at least one s'more! LOL. I will be home in a couple of days, and even now in the lower altitudes, I am doing better.

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