Summer can be relaxing, refreshing and fun, but it can also lead to some concerns many Diabetics face. Just like winter, the change in temperature can lead to changes in your blood sugar and other complications. High risk Diabetics (those that are insulin dependent) should especially take note as, depending on the individual, glucose control can be very difficult to maintain. We’ve compiled a few ways that should help you maintain your summer cool, even under trying temperatures.
Monitor the side-effects of your medication.
Drink lots of water!
Monitor the temperature of your supplies and insulin.
While the temperature insulin can climb to before it starts to degrade varies, it’s important to know where your insulin lies on that scale. Make sure to not leave your glucometer in a hot place, or it may not get an accurate reading.
Remember to have some fun in the sun (but don’t get burned!).
Always consult your physician before any drastic lifestyle changes, and monitor your glucose frequently. The summer should be fun, not a headache!
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