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Does Any One Else get Really COLD?
2 years ago  ::  Jan 04, 2013 - 8:59PM #9
Pastor Paul
Posts: 227

Jan 2, 2013 -- 6:48AM, mrscora wrote:


Hi Pastor Paul. I hope you had a good New Year! I don't believe it's a diabetes issue, but from what I remember you have some kidney damage. I know it's not severe, but I know many kidney patients (myself included) who are often freezing. It seems to affect your internal thermostat. I'm afraid there's not much you can do other than to pile on the sweaters.


Cora





Thanks Cora! I think the consensus is that diabetics are just plain cold. It may have something to do with my kidneys, as I thought about that too! It can be rather depressing [at times] to think of the  many different ways diabetes rears its ugly little head to ruin my day(s).  Oh, well, I'll just continue to live my life, one day at a time!  Cool

2 years ago  ::  Jan 04, 2013 - 8:55PM #8
Pastor Paul
Posts: 227

Jan 2, 2013 -- 7:53PM, bandito1047 wrote:


Might also be a side effect of Metformin or so I heard on another D forum.  I also have the same problem and I was just diagnosed a few months ago so for me it isn't from decreased circulation.




When kindey failed [since revocered and back up in normal range for my age] they took me off Metformin, ?They said it was bad for kidneys. Who am I to question, they are supposed to be the ones with the answers Laughing

2 years ago  ::  Jan 04, 2013 - 7:54PM #7
Steven
Posts: 61
type2

I love the cold... or maybe I'm to fat to feel the cold? I also lived in Green Bay Wisconsin for 6 years or so! Wink

2 years ago  ::  Jan 02, 2013 - 9:24PM #6
norm57
Posts: 312

When I was younger I would run a fan in a snow storm. Now, I'm in a sweater. groves in my house. I thought it was me getting old. but I take metformin and think that the longer I have this blessing disease the colder I feel in the winter. Maybe it could be all three.


 (ok here comes the joke) Funny, however, I am not cold in the summer.(my wife would not be surpriced by the quality of the joke).

2 years ago  ::  Jan 02, 2013 - 7:53PM #5
bandito1047
Posts: 32

Might also be a side effect of Metformin or so I heard on another D forum.  I also have the same problem and I was just diagnosed a few months ago so for me it isn't from decreased circulation.

2 years ago  ::  Jan 02, 2013 - 11:58AM #4
panmat1
Posts: 660

I believe decreased circulation has an effect on us feeling cold. The blood system vessels work poorer the longer we have this disease. This is why our feet are such an issue , it is far away from the heart. Also thyroid disease can make you feel cold. Nancy

2 years ago  ::  Jan 02, 2013 - 9:34AM #3
faithr
Posts: 212

In the old days my family used to tease me that I should install a furnace in my house :)  I was always so warm that I kept the heat turned down really low.  Now, since living with diabetes I am always cold....I wear warmer clothing, have my heat up an additional 5 degrees and need to wear slippers.  I find that my circulation isn't what it used to be and my fingers and feet are always cold.  If I don't wear slippers during the evening my feet are very cold and the pain in my feet is greater at bedtime. 


My brother was diagnosed about 6 months before me and he is also frequetly cold.  His wife used to call him the furnace but now he is reaching for a sweater and he is the one trying to put cold feet on his wife :)


Both of us have lost significant amounts of weight so that might also account for the overall susceptibility to cold but I think the circulation is an issue for feet and hands.  I live in the prairies of Canada so I am dealing with cold and snow for 6 months of the year....not fun!


Faith

2 years ago  ::  Jan 02, 2013 - 6:48AM #2
mrscora
Posts: 51

Hi Pastor Paul. I hope you had a good New Year! I don't believe it's a diabetes issue, but from what I remember you have some kidney damage. I know it's not severe, but I know many kidney patients (myself included) who are often freezing. It seems to affect your internal thermostat. I'm afraid there's not much you can do other than to pile on the sweaters.


Cora

T1 since 1966
Kidney transplant 2002
Pancreas transplant 2008
2 years ago  ::  Jan 02, 2013 - 12:32AM #1
Pastor Paul
Posts: 227

This winter, has got to be the worst in memory. No matter what I set the thermostat on, I just can't get warm. I am all bundled up, and the thermostat is at 72 or 74, yet I am constantly freezing. It doesn't help the my wife has athyroid problem, and she is always hot.


I was wondering if this is a side effect of diabetes? I thought I'd ask, as I have nothing to lose by asking my fellow members. 

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