Heat and Type 2

By lavenderchild Latest Reply 2013-08-31 13:17:04 -0500
Started 2012-11-22 04:39:30 -0600

Hi everyone, I hope this all find's you all well or as well as can be expected :-)

I hope someone can help me here as I am not sure what to do about it.. I have an appointment with my DE and doctor on the 19th of December but thought I might get some answers prier to my visit.

I have found over the last couple of days that where I live it's getting hotter and I'm finding that if I am hot my BG goes through the roof. I am drinking copious amount's of water so I don't dehydrate and that's not helping one bit.

Before dinner tonight it was quiet hot around 30 degrees without the stove and oven on (not sure what it is in "F") after I turned the stove on and oven and cooked dinner. I went to take my BG just before eating and it was at (8) 144. I had my dinner as usual and waited the 2 hrs after to check again. When I checked again it was at (5.6) 101 and it had cooled down considerably. It was warmer yesterday and found my numbers where up as well. I have not eaten anything differently in those 2 days and the only thing I can put it down to is the heat..

Has anyone else had these issues and was wondering what you have done about it?

Thanks so much.
Hope all that have thanks giving have a wonderful day.

Sending hugs to everyone…

10 replies

John Lassider
John Lassider 2012-11-30 13:58:29 -0600 Report

This happens to me as well. I feel like advice would come best from a doctor though. I would also talk to a doctor about this like others have suggested! You might want to take a look at this article http://tcrn.ch/WxQ8c7 about another site I enjoy using to ask doctors for advice besides this one! I'm glad I found Diabetic Connect and have loved reading suggestions people make. Good luck and take care!

GabbyPA 2012-11-23 08:05:46 -0600 Report

Heat and glucose numbers don't play nice together sometimes. The stress of heat can make your numbers rise and the rising numbers make you more sensitive to heat sometimes. Everyone is a little different, but there can be a connection. Keep drinking the water, it can help both in body temp regulation and getting the sugar out of your system.

I would definitely talk to the doctor about it. If you keep notes of times it happens and what you have eaten or what you are doing at those times, it will help him/her in the formulations of treatments or suggestions.

camerashy 2013-08-31 02:07:40 -0500 Report

HI, Gabby! I just read a short article on this, and all it said was what you said about them not playing nice. I have a bigger problem than just being diabetic, too. I have suffered heat stroke. This was before I was diagnosed. And have since suffered 3 bouts of heat exhaustion. But the article I read didn't tell us what to do about it.

GabbyPA 2013-08-31 13:17:04 -0500 Report

There are probably not any "what to do" answers because it's not a priorty in a lot of circles. I would make sure you are drinking a lot of water and what helps me is to drink coconut water. It's not sweetened and it has only 10g of carbs in it. But it acts like Gatorade and is full of natural electrolytes. I mix it with a little lime juice and a Truvia and it's great for helping me on really hot days of exertion.

PRINCESS KIMBERLY 2013-08-31 02:23:17 -0500 Report

I had my sugar go really high on a 2 1/2 mile hike down a mountain and I had nothing to eat since breakfast that morning. I also was drinking lots of water and I stop sweating and got really dizzy. I checked my sugar and it was in the high 200's. We don't know what caused it but I was on the edge of a heat stroke I was told. I had to get in the shade and sit down for a while. Thank goodness it was not real humid out that day.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-11-22 11:29:01 -0600 Report

That happens to me also during the summer months. I eat more protein and drink water. It only happens if I am outside in the heat for long periods. In the house with air conditioning or at work in air conditioning, I don't have this problem. Medial advice should always come from your doctor. Diabetes is different for everyone and what works for me could be harmful to you or it might not work.

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