Summer heat

By Scarlet03 Latest Reply 2013-04-17 13:04:45 -0500
Started 2013-04-17 00:36:07 -0500

Arizonas weather can get to 110 degrees, and a few other states as well…being diabetic it's best to be careful and stay cool, for we can easily get heat stroke faster than the average joe

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Scarlet03 2013-04-17 13:04:45 -0500 Report

Another thing I should mention…when you have a thyroid disorder and other things…the heat here is a factor…I can be in my house at 78 degrees and start to sweat…
You can be in the Arizona desert and not at the hottest time of the day 5 mins and get heat stroke…pending on your sensitivity…I always keep myself hydrated here…I can go through on the average over a gallon of water…

Ive haven't lived in high humidity places, but I can imagine how miserable it is…I feel for you…


Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-04-17 12:44:22 -0500 Report

Very true Scarlet, I noticed that here in Maryland, Couldn't figure out why I felt hotter than normal. I vend outside at fairs and festivals and I learned a valuable lesson two summers ago. Even with the tent for shade, I felt extremely hot then I thought it had to be the diabetes. Didn't have that thought until two days later…lol

We can have bitter cold weather here in the winter. Thankfully we had a mild winter this year. I have also noticed that I feel colder now than I did prior to being diabetic.

What I do now is eat more carbs than I normally would if I know I am going to be out during the hottest part of the day or if I have to go out when it is really cold. The body needs the energy to keep your body temperature regulated. I thought at first my blood sugar would go up but it didn't.

I actually thought about what we did when I was in the fire department. If we were out at a training, we always had fire house punch which was koolaid with a lot of sugar and salt. Was like Gatoraid that tasted really bad. We never had anyone get sick from heat stroke. We also kept candy bars on ice in our coolers which we ate also if we weren't thirsty. In the winter months we would have the candy and water with us. I never noticed the heat or the cold the way I do now.

You should also drink cool water not ice cold when out in the heat.

tabby9146 2013-04-17 10:37:49 -0500 Report

where I am doesn't get quite that hot, but we sure do get hot!! our spring is very short and Fall too and I don't like hot weather. not looking forward to summer. my dermatologist told me many yrs ago to avoid the sun if possible between 10-3 and now that has been changed to new guidelines 10-4 p.m. and have to use sunscreen any time I am going to be out in it directly for a period of time.My fave. weather temps are like highs in the 70s, or low 80s are okay if humidity is down hate high humidity.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-04-17 12:46:00 -0500 Report

I will take 80 degrees with no humidity. We can have 100 degrees with 99% humidity makes it hard to breathe.

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