I’m curious how others are when seasons change. The past couple of years, I have had to adjust things dramatically with temperature changes. Here in Australia, I believe (as do many indigenous people) that we have more than 4 seasons, although because I live in the small subtropical region on the east coast, we most likely have only 2 or 3 weather type changes over a year.
In Summer, insulin works quickly and my doses seem to run out faster. But in Winter, I am really struggling with hypos.
I remember that when I was at a party some considerable years ago, I was sitting on a couch around a fire outside, and I fell asleep. The fire went out and obviously my body used its reserves to keep me warm (alcohol certainly wouldn’t have helped), and I woke up to what must have been an extremely low hypo, as I couldn’t talk! Fortunately for me, I had a friend there that knew immediately what was going on and kept bringing me cups of warm water with buckets of sugar dissolved into it.
I have been finding that of late, hypos have increased overnight which I have attributed to me turning the heater off when I go to bed. My house is not that cold overnight (around 18°C), but I can’t contribute the 1-2am hypos to anything else, considering that my ‘usual’ hypo time is generally between 4-6am and can be explainable (I’m in the process of adjusting dose times in an attempt to stop my drops at that time of day).
So I was wondering, how sensitive is everyone else to temperature and temperature changes? How have those of you that are in the Northern Hemisphere gone with the high heats that some regions have been getting?