Cold weather and basal rates


#1

Hi,
I am currently living in Sweden and it started to get cold here. I just started using a pump 6 months ago so I have never been through a cold winter with it.
I seem to have hypos as the weather gets colder. is anyone aware of the impact of low temperatures on basal rates? or experienced a similar reaction?
many thanks
burcu


#2

I definitely have the opposite reaction. I need much less basal rates during the warmer summer months. Are you doing things to be more active there in the winter? Also, I remember my doctor telling me that more people are diagnosed with diabetes in the northern states. I’m not sure if that was T1 or T2, or both.