On hot, humid days it seems my evening sugars run higher which require more insulin. Then in the morning, my sugars run very low ( 38-61). diet is exactly the same, so I just dont understand.
Diabetes, Type 2 - can extreme heat cause your blood sugars to be higher and give you a "false"?
Added 18 Jul 2016:
sorry, i didnt finish the question obviously. Can heat cause you to have "false" blood sugar readings? It seems that on hot humid days, my sugar runs higher at night therefore when i take my insulin according to the readings by morning my sugars are too low. I dont understand how to offset this so I dont wake up in the 30's.
I know about type 1 diabetes. We live in Bakersfield, CA and it does get hot here-starting usually in April.
My son is the one the with type 1 diabetes. I do not like saying my son is a diabetic-he HAS DM he isn't
a condition. Anyway, he sheds sodium in the heat and his blood sugars did go too high. He ended up in the emergency room a few times when we first moved here 13 years ago. The doctors kept saying drink more water. We carry around water all the time. It was the fault of not being able to retain it. Other electrolytes help as well. Coconut water has 5 electrolytes in it naturally. Coconut water doesn't have much sodium in it; so my son takes a salt tablet before he goes into the heat and it helps. The brand we use is Thermotabs - dispensed by Numark Laboratories. I have no stock in their company-no vested interest in recommending this product. There probably others out there but this medication is what the pharmacies sell here in Bakersfield. This product also has chloride and potassium chloride along with the sodium. The low blood sugars in the morning are probably related to the increase of insulin you take to lower your blood sugar. Drinking more water with the electrolyte supplements should help you. Here is hoping it does. firstname.lastname@example.org
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