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Hot like fire - Jul 17
Has anyone been having a hard time with the heat? For once I say thank god for work - it's the only place I'm cool. I've even looked into an air conditioner but I can't bring ...
Work, work and more work - Jun 19
Haven't been around in awhile - getting my butt kicked by work. I've been traveling and have had my workload almost tripled since some people left the office. Despite the ...
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Went to the Boston expo and met a lot of parents with kids who were recently diagnosed with type 1. I  have been reading about the prevalence of type 2 in younger people ...
Less angry - Feb 27
I'm feeling a little less angry today. Went back and read my posts from the other day - must not have been a good one for me. Should check back to see what my levels were ...
About me - Feb 21
I am not your typical diabetic. I was diagnosed as a teenager even though I was athletic and as far as I knew, healthy. I'm now 30, still feeling healthy, still athletic ...
Posted: Jul 17, 2008 13:46
  • Hot like fire

    Has anyone been having a hard time with the heat? For once I say thank god for work - it's the only place I'm cool. I've even looked into an air conditioner but I can't bring myself to do that. Does anyone have any good strategies for beating the heat? If I come up with any, I'll be sure to share. Until then...



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  • By: FatCatAnna: Jul, 12, 2010 14:08 PM
    My hubby works in an air hanger - no air - so he just works at a pace that doesn't fatigue him - drinks water (the company has been bringing by ice cream / popsicles / freezes twice a day to help.

    Shade - if you do have to be outside - sit in shade!  Hopefully where there is a bit of a breeze.

    I know for myself, putting a cool bandana soaked in cold water put it around your neck (you can get ones that have this gel in them that keeps cool for a few hours).

    Also, someone told me they put their feet in cool water.  I know I've done something similar but with running my wrists under cold water.

    Good suggestion from gkelly - try to eat low fat foods - I can swear by that with the current diet I'm on.

    Curious - is the high heat / humidity effecting your blood sugars much?  I know for myself (am insulin dependent) - depending on what I'm dong - I use less insulin - almost to the point of taking 1/2 the amount when eating.


    By: AmariT: Jul, 06, 2010 10:55 AM

    Petsit for a family member who has central air.  (What? That's what I'm doing.)

    By: hillaryhoffman: Jul, 06, 2010 09:46 AM
    In addition to gkelly's tips, make sure you drink lots of water.  You can easily get dehydrated in the heat, and that can lead to headaches and fatigue.  Ice cubes and frozen drinks are also great for cooling you down.

    Finally, try not to spend too much time outside between 10am and 6pm, when the sun and heat are strongest - easy enough when you're at work all day =)

    By: gkelly: Sep, 01, 2009 09:39 AM

    Not sure where you were living at the time this was posted, but the only answer is really:

    Take lots of cool showers

    Eat less foods that are high in fat.  They tend to raise body temperature and also make you feel more sluggish, particularly in high heat. 

    Fans work fine.  Try this: Set up a couple of fans in your room.  Take a cool shower. Let the breeze from the fans cool you even more.


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