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Mon Jul 29 13:18:11 UTC 2013

I live at 6000ft and spent a month at sea level. Could I be having high BGs because I am getting reacclimated?
Asked By: arnett73  

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Type 2 While at sea level I was traveling through the desert with limited air-conditioning in temperatures up to 120 degrees. The temperature where I was staying was100+ for much of the time, also with limited air-conditioning.
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2013-10-14 20:24:17.0


Thanks for asking dLife.

Blood glucose levels change with changes in altitude, humidity, temperature and other environmental factors. Most people experience increased blood glucose levels with increased elevation.

Change can be stressful. Any stressor can increase blood glucose levels. Test more frequently with changes in environment. Temporary modifications to your diabetes medicine may be required. The body will readjust over time.

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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