Cold = high BG levels?

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2009-02-09 09:07:16 -0600
Started 2009-02-08 15:33:07 -0600

I had a freaky day yesterday and saw a 262 for the first time in a long, long while. Then my numbers just bounced all over the board. I had a friend tell me that cold weather causes highs. I had never heard that, but we have had very cold temps (for us floridians) for 10 days. I have been exercising and eating well…so I was confused and wondered if any of you had heard anything like this.

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Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-02-09 05:51:22 -0600 Report

I wonder if my body is immuned to the cold weather since I am here every winter in the cold.(LOL) I see no difference in my BS. But everyone else is different. I wonder what my BS would be in the heat all year long, probably the same, but that is interesting to know either way…Debe

momwith juvie
momwith juvie 2009-02-08 22:51:05 -0600 Report

im not sure if it is the cold.we also live here in fl,and my son has been real weird lately.i spoke to his doc and he told me it is the change of weather .going from cold to colder then to warm or hot.our bodies flow with the weather too,so it just might be out of wack because were having weird weather for

GabbyPA 2009-02-09 09:05:24 -0600 Report

Oh, well I see. Perhaps that is the issue. It has been up and down like a yo-yo as you know. Now it is warming back up, so windows will be open again. Maybe I will mellow out soon. I hope so. I have not seen my numbers this high for a while. I feel like I am going backwards.

2009-02-08 22:18:51 -0600 Report

I never heard of cold weather having an affect on bg levels. I thought you meant having a cold.. (achoo!! ) that would have an affect but not cold weather unless I missed a chapter somewhere.


GabbyPA 2009-02-09 09:07:16 -0600 Report

Yeah, I know being sick makes it rocket. I just went from having a cold to having some insane intestinal bug that lit thru our house like a cat on fire. All of us got it, and it was bad. But I am over that, and my numbers were lower then than they are now...grrrr. It is aggrivating.

2009-02-08 19:28:21 -0600 Report

Gabby, I found this question in an old discussion, however, it didn't really answer your question either. I will pull it up if you want me to. It did have several replies to the discussion. Took a while to find it, lol. Let me know, it might help. Angie

rbergman 2009-02-08 15:36:41 -0600 Report

We live where every winter is cold -20s sometimes with windchills even lower, the cold does not bother my BG levels but, I've always lived where the winter's can be harsh so maybe I have a resistance to it, also I don't really get cold myself, I don't own a winter coat but do have a jacket that I wear when its that cold, some say I must have lived at the North or South pole in another life to have such a resistance to the cold weather.
It would be interesting to see if others seem to be affected by the cold weather, maybe I'm just the exception to the rule lmao

GabbyPA 2009-02-08 15:40:14 -0600 Report

I really don't think it does, but my friend also has diabetes and I was curious about her comment. Maybe she was just trying to make me feel better. LOL. I know that weather does affect a lot of things, so I am curious.

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