My son went tubing this morning with a friend, and, like the smart boy he is (…) declined any kind of sunblock from his friend’s mother. His sensor stopped working this afternoon, so he restarted it. He checked his BG a few times during the restart – everything just hunky dory. My wife went to pick him up late afternoon, and was shocked by his skin color: she could see he had had a major sunburn – the kind that will keep you awake for two or three nights.
His sensor was ready to calibrate and they were driving back. He checked his BG in the car: 468. When he got home, he checked 3 more times with, two different meters – still 400. Some cursory research on the web confirms it – sunburns can cause crazy highs.
400 – he has not been that high since he was diagnosed in DKA!