"I am diabetic fully on an insulin pump, last c-peptide showed no endogenous insulin production (0.1%) and I have noticed a curious trend as the seasons change: I have to lower my pump's basal insulin rate when the weather changes to cooler temps, and in

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I am diabetic fully on an insulin pump, last c-peptide showed no endogenous insulin production (0.1%) and I have noticed a curious trend as the seasons change: I have to lower my pump’s basal insulin rate when the weather changes to cooler temps, and in spring/summer, must raise it back. When temps fall below 40f, I have gone from 1.250u per hour summer rate to .950u per hour. I eat a very low carb diet (usually <20g per day), eat on an 18:6 schedule, and usually skip an entire day of eating somewhere between days 12-14 for a 42 hour fast.
Can anyone shed light on this temperature based insulin lowering need? If it’s a recognized thing to need less with the seasons, is there any credible research done on using the new cryotherapy spas to reduce blood glucose/insulin needs?
Thank you!
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How long have you been using the pump, Elizabeth Nelke Pfeifer?? I am guessing the pancreas is shot!! But was curious if this rather severe condition can “restart” insulin production by eating low carb.
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Perhaps , it has something to do with your metabolism slowing down.
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