Blood sugar? No. Blood pressure? Yes. It is infuriating in the 21st century that we continue to be enslaved to 19th century agricultural needs. ☣ ☣ ☣
I change my clocks earlier in the week to adjust to mealtimes being different. Seems to work easing into the change today until the time we fall back. Growing up we left our clocks alone and I still prefer that, but we have to go by the rules of our government.
Not predictably…. been on a pump for 30 years has untied me from rigid mealtimes. However I do find myself tired and kind of out of it for a few days. I have heard that there is a bump in car accidents during the week after time changes. BTW I remember the year during the Fuel Crisis in the 70’s when we stayed on daylight savings time all year. During the shorter daylight times of winter, sunup was quite late. Children walked to school in the dark. There are pros and cons to both ways and we don’t need to find more topics for disagreement, but some seem to thrive on it.
I have more issues with the “Spring Forward” because it’s harder to get up for a few days… those extra stress hormones like to mess with ye olde blood sugars!
I’ve been “dancing” with T1D for 58 years this Spring. I always feel tired for 2 or 3 days after moving the clocks forward. Sometimes it also means lower blood sugar the very next day in the first few hours. Also, just before Spring every year I have to lower my long acting insulin by 1 unit, and just before fall arrives I see my blood sugars rising and I have to add that 1 unit back. It never fails!
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Before I started Looping it would take me a few days to adjust basal rates. Now Loop does it for me.