Our D-history:

My daughter, *Rosie, was five years old when she was diagnosed on September 19, 2008, with Type I Diabetes. We started out on MDI, but in October 2010 we switched to a pump. We also added a Dexcom CGM in May of 2011. In February 2014 we changed to the Medtronic Enlite system- a pump and CGM all in one.

*Rosie is not her real name... I let her pick her own pseudonym for the blog!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Weather related lows?

Here's an interesting theory: very cold weather may cause low blood sugars.

 I have nothing scientific to back this up... just conversations with two local Type 1's, both of whom, like Rosie, experienced a lot of unexplained lows last week during Ohio's bitter cold weather.

It kind of makes sense to me.  After all, if Rosie is sky-high, we put her in a warm bath, and that helps bring her down.  So I suppose that it's not too far-fetched to think that cold might have the opposite affect.

I haven't researched this yet, I'm just thinking out loud.   Does anyone else experience a difference when there's a drastic change in temperature?


1 comment:

  1. I haven't really paid attention to this with the cold but we definitely do the same thing with the hot bath! Hopefully we won't be having too many more of those bitter cold days here in Ohio....wishful thinking right!


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