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Last Sunday, in the brutal heat, we were at my son's baseball game. I overheard another mother of a T1D mention heat effects her son more than a non-T1D kid. Anyone with this experience?

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Living with type 1 diabetes since 1996. supporting a sibling with type 1 diabetes since 2002.
Brandon, CAN
The heat can make you go low, not exactly why or how, but I use less insulin in the heat, my educator said that its true

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2007.
Wayne, MI
The heat makes my daughters BG spike high. On really hot days we tend to stay inside.

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2011.
College Station, TX
The heat degrades insulin and can cause crystallization in pump tubing too which limits the flow of insulin through the tubing.

Living with type 2 diabetes. with type 1 diabetes.
Avondale, AZ
my daughter gets really sick and insulin is only good for about 2 days here In az because of the heat..

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2000.
Gornot HaGalil, ISR
heat makes my sugar drop low very fast

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2013.
Norton Shores, MI
Heat makes you absorb insulin very fast. That's why you should avoid taking a hot bath or shower after bolusing or giving a shot.

I'm a dad supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2013.
Torrance, CA
Weather is cooling down

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2010.
West Covina, CA
Both extreme heat and cold can affect the insulin you take. On hot days keep your insulin cool.

Heat cause more lows for my daughter but he runs naturally hot to start off with

Living with type 1 diabetes.
Dallas, TX
Yes. The heat makes me go low. I have type 1.

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