feeling cold

By kimfing Latest Reply 2013-09-30 18:47:52 -0500
Started 2013-09-23 21:56:06 -0500

I was wondering. It's 88 degrees outside and cooler than we have been since beginning of Arizona summer and i am freezing. I have jeans and sweatshirt on and i am still cold. I usually have run extremely warm. Just diagnosed in April. Any ideas why i am so cold? Bs are normal range. Running between 80 and 110.

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kimfing 2013-09-30 18:47:52 -0500 Report

Inhale also lost 26 pounds since April and i don't think i have enough body fat. Oh what problem:-) there is nothing they can do for nerve damage. I have no tingling or pain

GabbyPA 2013-09-29 18:56:56 -0500 Report

It sounds like you may have some circulation issues. That can be due to diabetes, but to be that cold in that kind of temperature, that is too much. And I see you are having issues with your fingers and testing, for now, if warm water is not working, you can also hang your hands down for a few minutes before you test. That may help.
But I would not wait to see a doctor about it.

Bun10 2013-09-29 17:27:01 -0500 Report

Ahhhhh, George, your advice is very good. Maybe you will meet Kimfling while YOU are visiting your new doctor.

Bun10 2013-09-29 17:22:03 -0500 Report

My lifestyle lancet thing-a-majig has two settings. I use #2 to puncture my finger but I can change the bottom and reset it to # 4 to prick my lower arm. Doesn't hurt as much. You have to wash your hands to make sure there isn't any sugar on your fingertips before you puncture anyway. Warm water would be a good idea to warm your hands. I've used that on my lab patients at times when finger sticks aren't working. I never have my air below 78. I say below 72 and I turn blue in Florida! Wear gloves. I even have a pair with white finger tips so I can still use my iPhone and IPad. Really! You may be anemic. Have you discussed this with your doctor? Could be a simple explanation or something worthy of his/her involvement. Don't let that run on.

forsakes alive
forsakes alive 2013-09-24 10:38:49 -0500 Report

I live in the southeast , Over the past 6 years I have noticed that I too get cold very easily. I keep the inside temp set at 76 now. I do believe it is common for a percentage of us to have this happen. 1 of my friends had a small dog that had type 1 diabetes ,george would actually shiver uncontrollably even during the hottest month of the summer in Ga. Even for myself,when the temp outside is below 76 I will shiver .

kimfing 2013-09-24 11:03:32 -0500 Report

Thank you for your input. I have the hardest time getting blood from finger tips even after running under hot water. Any suggestions? They all hurt now when i test.

forsakes alive
forsakes alive 2013-09-25 11:58:50 -0500 Report

the only thought I have about it is… your inner body temp is probably abit higher than the exterior, try blowing into your hands to warm them,even if it takes a few minute to warm them… hot water cant be a good thing,especially while your outside is cold,may cause your fingers to crack and split open. During the winter months if I find that I need heat for the bed sheets ,I use a hair dryer to warm them,it doesnt take long to do this either.

george allshouse
george allshouse 2013-09-25 22:55:33 -0500 Report

Go and see your doctor right away cause there might be some nerve damage that's stoping your blood flow or you may have a blood clot some where or an emblsum somewhere so go to we or your doctor right away

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