If it’s not one thing, it’s another. With the East Coast slowly emerging from the killer heat wave of the past week, I’ve been in the grip of a series of low blood sugars, which didn’t make much sense until I realized something fundamental about me and the summertime. It isn’t the constant sweating (a la Jess) or the exercise that knocks my sugars low; it’s my change in diet. Simply put, I can’t eat as much in the hot weather, and with a damper on my intake, my sugars start to slump.
The answer for people without diabetes, I think, is to stock up on high fat, high sugar treats — ice cream, gelatos and sorbets. But with high blood sugars always on the horizon, those are off the table. So, I eat my healthy yogurt and fruit and do my regular exercises and an hour later I feel that familiar weakness in the knees and pretty soon I’m sucking down glucose tablets
Can you say exhausting? It’s funny how people always think of people with diabetes and what they can and cannot eat, and here I am trying to eat enough to keep my blood sugars stable.
Sometimes it’s hard to name the most challenging part of this disease…