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Re: [IPk] Skyrocketing BGs after travelling



I also find my BG's were on the high side after a plane journey - for no
apparent reason. I used to think it was because I was sedentary for such a
long time. Or they were sneaking some sugar into the airline meals. Maybe
it's just hormonal.

----- Original Message -----
From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2000 7:06 PM
Subject: Re: [IPk] Skyrocketing BGs after travelling


> Nanette Chana Freedman wrote:
> >
> > On a separate question, a few weeks ago, I asked some advice about
> > travelling, pumps and metal detectors etc - just wanted to thank all
> > who gave me advice, and let you know that I walked happily and
> > uneventfully through all the airport metal detectors.  The only problem
> > I had was one which I thought others had mentioned a long time ago on
> > this list (or was it on another list??) - a post-journey blood sugar
> > increase phenomenon - within 1-2 hours after each long (i.e. 4 hours +)
> > stretch of journey (by plane or train), my blood sugar shot up into the
> > stratosphere without any other reason - I have travelled so little
> > since developing DM that I had forgotten about this, and the first time
> > it happened on this trip (while attempting to run from one part of JFK
> > airport in New York to another with our baggage to catch a connecting
> > flight) caught me by suprise, leaving me feeling totally panicky and
> > ill - thankfully my husband was with me on that part of the journey.
> > Does this happen to other people, and has anyone a good strategy for
> > dealing with it?
>
> Hi Nanette
> It may have been I who mentioned this before, I can't remember.
> I tend to get the same thing, especially when travelling by plane (which
> I  personally believe does all kinds of weird things to your hormones
> for some inexplicable reason - women here may know what I mean!). After
> a plane trip my bg tends to skyrocket. Also the stress of travelling and
> especially arriving in an unfamiliar place tends not to help. I don't
> have a strategy for dealing with this as I am loath to give myslef a
> huge dollop of insulin just as I arrive - sod's law would probably mean
> I end up massively hypoing on arrival which is probably not the best
> time as you're trying to get through customs and battle with the baggage
> claim!!!
> I just test a lot and adjust as necessary.
> Di
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