I have spent a lot of time on my blog trying to bring awareness to type 1 diabetes and have tried to stop misconceptions by educating but a little humor is always fun....RIGHT?
So I thought I would ask an off the wall question about an aspect of type 1 that drives me crazy, blood sugar numbers and the "causes" of highs and lows. This I can NEVER figure out for Cara, we are up and we are down, what causes a low one day will causes a high another day, frustrations does not even begin to explain my feelings when it comes to this. Then I will answer it with a little humor and of course in a very mother bear kinda way answer it correctly.
Question: My name is Lucy, I work with a woman who has type 1 diabetes and it always seems on days she wears black she is always going low. So my question is does the colour of the clothes a type 1 wears affect their blood sugar?
False Answer: Thank you Lucy for your question and a wonderful one at that. You may be surprised to hear but yes there has been a few studies that have made a correlation between the colour of your clothing to your blood sugar number. These studies, though small and limited have suggested that the colour clothing a person with type 1 diabetes is wearing can have a huge affect on the bodies ability to absorb insulin and therefore affect ones blood sugar.
Their findings found that yellow (or very bright) articles of clothing cause the type 1 wearer to run high all day, where as black (or dark) articles of clothing caused the type 1 wearer to run low for the day. Now, and this is where it gets a little tricky, in the case the wearer is wearing black under garments (panties and or bras) with a yellow shirt or pants findings were inconclusive. Also findings found that the colour of the socks seem to hold no value. Therefore nudes and neutral tans are recommended to be worn by all those with type 1 diabetes to ensure a balanced and "stable" blood sugar.
Thank you for your question,
Dr B.S. Footloop
The REAL answer: NO, although there are many, many things that can effect ones blood sugar such as activity, hormones, growth spurts, sicknesses, insulin amounts, and amounts of carbohydrates eaten, just to list a few the colour of ones clothing has NO affect on their blood sugar!!
Your question was dumb,Nicole d mama
On a more true/serious note, today I am the mother of a 14 year old...I think I want to go back to bed! Today is Kailyn's birthday!! Happy Birthday Kay!