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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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type 1 diabetes
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

Supporting a child: type 1 diabetes
Wayne, MI
The heat makes my daughters BG spike high. On really hot days we tend to stay inside.

Supporting a child: type 1 diabetes
Irving, TX
The heat degrades insulin and can cause crystallization in pump tubing too which limits the flow of insulin through the tubing.

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

type 1 diabetes
Gornot HaGalil, ISR
heat makes my sugar drop low very fast

type 1 diabetes
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.

Supporting a child: type 1 diabetes
Torrance, CA
Weather is cooling down

type 1 diabetes
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

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

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