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hi all. im experiencing a heatwave at the moment here in Galway. so i may have to reduce my insulin intake as sugar levels drop quickly. its difficult to keep a grip on it without going too high. any advice on this situation will be appreciated. my levels went down before bedtime last night so i ate some food. during the night my sugars had rocketed to 15.1. so i injected 9u of humalog mix 75/25 which left me with a sugar level this morning of 5.6. but even then I was worried about injecting normal amount of insulin so i only injected a third of normal which is 4u of the insulin. im slim built so i may be burning insulin quick enough. its all about the insulin intake in this weather. as im still eating the same amount of food. otherwise i would need to eat more food to keep up with the insulin. cheers Kevin..

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    I am a type 2 and use different insulins, so my advice on insulin may not help you much. I use Tresiba as a long acting, and Trurapi as the fast acting. Tresiba lasts 2-3 days and is easy to work with. Once you find the basal amount just use the same each day. Trurapi is much more difficult. I think the problem we have with insulins is basing what to do on a single BG reading. For the last couple of years I have used the FreeStyle Libre sensor on my arm. Viewing the history and trend is much more helpful in deciding what to do to bring BG into control. I would recommend it even if you can just do one or two sensors as a learning experience. I find exercise to have more of an impact on insulin needs than temperature, but everyone may be different.

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