Steam/Suana witb Type II Diabetes

  • bijockmuscle

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    Jul 15, 2008 5:06 PM GMT
    any1 know the benefits or detriments of steaming/sauna if you have type II diabetes?
  • Bunjamon

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    Jul 15, 2008 10:12 PM GMT
    I can't see any reason why it would affect it at all. But you should consult a specialist.
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    Jul 15, 2008 10:36 PM GMT
    Never herd anything detrimental with either, as a diabetic. But...... You do have to care for your feet. So One would wear thongs (filp flops for the usa) to prevent foot rot from the steam room.
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    Jul 15, 2008 10:50 PM GMT
    Saunas are generally counter indicated for those with high blood pressure which often goes hand in hand with Diabetes.
  • HereNBoston

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    Jul 16, 2008 2:37 AM GMT
    shouldn't be an issue if your diabetes is well managed. if you're on any kind of med for blood pressure, i'd be careful. listen to your body. if you get in and feel dizzy, take a hint, and leave the steamroom/sauna. stay hydrated. common sense kinda stuff.

    haven't read anything for or against it in terms of benefits or contraindications.

  • NursePractiti...

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    Jul 16, 2008 9:05 AM GMT
    When you exercise your glucose will drop and it can take up to 24 hours for your glycogen stores to replenish themselves. Most people with diabetes of either type are usually on medications to keep it under control. Since a steam room or dry sauna will increase your heart rate you run the risk of continuing to use up further glycogen stores and going into hypoglycemia. If you go to low, depending on how sensitive you are and the low number, it can make you pass out and even kill you if it is not corrected in time.