Has anyone else noticed that their insulin requirements have drastically reduced because of the weather. It's been around mid to high 90s the past few days and everytime i'm outside... my basal needs to be reduced to 50% when walking around and 75% when outside just in general. Last night I was down at a music festival and I had my basal reduced for a good 5 hours. I also ate some food that would not be exactly reccomended to a diabetic and I was surprised that it didn't even made a noticible rise in my blood sugar.
So I was curious if anyone else noticed this?
hi Melissa, no not that much, maybe the warm weather is 5% different for me. I was just thinking, though, a couple of things: Warm nice weather makes it easier for us to be more active. I can reduce my TDD by over 50% if I am really active. The other thing is that stress makes a big difference in how insulin resistant I am. A typical work week with typical work stress makes me very resistant and my basal rates are higher to prove it. When I am on vacation I have to lower my basal rates because I am not under as much stress. soooo maybe a nice warmer day and you are more active and less stressed? Hope this helps!