I see so many folks posting that the heat drops their BG, but now that we're finally having some summer sun here in Seattle, I'm noticing the opposite seems to be true for me. Anyone else notice that heat actually makes their BG higher? It could just be that more of my little beta cells are dying, but I'm hoping that's not the case.
I have a problem with keeping my bgs down when it is hot. Lostt, do be careful when running in that weather, it is really not wise when you can dehydrate so very quickly. Make sure to run at something like 5am in the cool of the day.
I am definatly more insulin sensitive in the summer and more resistant in the winter with the cooler weater.
This may sound silly to you but have you had your vitamin d levels checked? I was having increasing insulin needs, found out I was very low on vitamin d, got my levels straightened out and its like I'm honeymooning now.. rarely needing insulin (was only bolusing for meals) and I had been taking it for a year and a half.
When I am out in the heat too long this summer, my BG goes up into the 200's. I try not to stay in the hot temps. too long. I do drink a lot of water. We have had a very hot summer ( I live in the east), fortunately my AC has been running fine. I think my beta cells are already very dead after 13 years as a D.
Thanks for the input everyone. Glad to know I'm not the only one. After seeing so many posts about heat increasing insulin sensitivity, I was kind of anticipating that would happen for me. It was a bit disappointing that the opposite seems to be the case. Interesting point about vitamin D. My levels were okay at diagnosis, but it's been ten months, so maybe it's time to take another look.