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How To Manage Diabetes In This Extreme Heat Easily

If you are a diabetic, you know how troublesome managing diabetes in normal circumstances can be itself for many of us. But managing diabetes in extreme heat like in this summer, it can be overwhelming pretty fast. You have to be extra careful especially if you have to use insulin or your blood sugar levels aren’t in control. There are a lot of complications which can arise due to extreme heat such as severe dehydration, sun stroke, heat stress, heat exhaustion, heat cramps etc. So, let’s start by understanding extreme heat and it’s related terms, their cause, signs, symptoms so you can take appropriate precautions proactively and manage your diabetes easily. What is Extreme heat? What is Extreme heat? In summer, temperature rises a lot and to a high point normally until the rains come. But sometimes this temperature crosses from a caution level to danger level very fast, called Heat Wave. And when humidity levels increase with these high temperatures, these caution levels change into dangerous levels where extra precautions and attention is needed to prevent any severe complication. As per NOAA’s National Weather Service Heat Index, when temperature rises above 105° F wit Continue reading >>

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  1. I.Dup.

    Another gest. diabetes ??- my blood sugar numbers. Help?

    I bought a glucometer even though my midwives were not concerned with my 2 hour number last week, it was 132 2 hours after a big meal (with dessert). I was concerned though, so I bought a monitor just to see what my BS is doing. I'm wondering if someone with experience can tell me if these numbers are terrible, or if they could be within the normal range since insulin is *supposed* to be blocked by the placental hormones, anyway????
    121- 1 hour after a steak/potato dinner
    142- 1 hour after ice cream/sweets
    100- after 11 hour fast
    118- 1 hour after egg breakfast
    166- 1 hour after a large candy bar
    98- after 10 hour fast
    177- 1 hour after dinner of chicken breast and brown rice
    132- 2 hours after same dinner.
    The 177 seems really high to me, esp. since I tested my husband (who is overweight and ate twice as much as I did) and his blood sugar after that dinner was 95 at the hour mark. :001_huh:
    I am confused about whether or not I should be concerned b/c I thought blood sugar was supposed to be higher during the last trimester since the baby is putting on weight and the placenta is supposed to be blocking insulin, anyway? Also, I did not start testing until 30 weeks, is there a reason they have the cut off between 24-28 weeks? Does blood sugar naturally go up a bit higher after that?
    Thank you for any help.

  2. chanda7

    Your numbers would not be considered "normal." Your fasting numbers are borderline high, 1 hour after meals need to be under 140 and 2 hours after meals need to be under 120. You could probably get your after-meal numbers down by adjusting your carbs, but it is a lot harder to bring fasting numbers down. If the fasting numbers go regularly over 100, most doctors want you on insulin.
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  3. Leav97

    Those look on the high side. Sometimes having something to eat in the middle of the night will bring down fasting #'s.

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