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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Diabetes Summer Tips

  • Avoid sunburn, it can stress your body and can raise your blood glucose. Wear a good sunscreen, sunglasses and hat when out in the sun. 
  • Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. Carry a bottle of water with you on walks, etc. 
  • Exercise and do more strenuous activities in the early or later hours of the day when the temperatures are cooler and the sun is not at its peak. 
  • Check blood sugar levels frequently, since they may fluctuate.
  • Remember, extreme temperature changes can have an effect on your diabetes supplies; insulin can break down, blood glucose meters and test strips can be damaged, and altitude can affect blood glucose meter performance. Use insulated bags protected by a cool pack to safely store your supplies, but avoid freezing.
  • Wear light colored clothing made of fabrics that can "breathe."
  • Curtesy of mayoclinic.org

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