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Lows with colder weather?

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by ecs1516, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. ecs1516

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    Well, my two boys have been having more lows since the weather finally got colder here. It always seems weather does affect blood sugars. I have been having to turn back basals for about three days in a row because of these lows.

    Anybody else seen this with the weather change?
     
  2. mmgirls

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    yes dropped from 8 to 7 units a few days ago. She has had lows at school after recess too so had to adjust ratios a bit too.
     
  3. BittysMom

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    I have my daughter running at -80% today. I've never gone that far off her normal basal. I haven't scaled back her insulin fast enough these past few days. So I'm rage-withholding, if that's a thing.
     
  4. tiger7lady

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    We see this every year. Usually we will have a cold snap that will catch us off guard and have a day where he goes really really low. Then it's hurry up and back off on the basal.
     
  5. Turtle1605

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    I'm thinking it's because the body works a bit harder to keep warm...maybe? Who knows...but, yes...our rates have changed a little as the temperature drops.
     
  6. nebby3

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    I've always thought that anything that requires one to regulate their body temp mOre causes lows. SwimmIng and sledding are our worst activities for that.
     

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