What Happens to Diabetes During the Hot Weather????

By MewElla Latest Reply 2011-06-19 23:22:24 -0500
Started 2011-06-17 18:01:07 -0500

Hot weather can present certain challenges for people with diabetes. If your blood glucose is not well controlled, you are at risk for becoming dehydrated when the thermometer rises. Some good tips to follow:
Slow Down…If it's really hot, skip or limit your activities for the day.
Dress for summer with light colored, lightweight clothing.
Drink plenty of water or other no calorie drinks.
Go easy on alcohol.
Exercise in cool or air conditioned places or at the time of day when the temperature is the coolest, such as early morning or late evening.

8 replies

rij061258 2011-06-18 02:14:56 -0500 Report

Thanks, this will be helpful for me while I'm on vacation. Going to Southern California then Northern Cal. Have a lot of activities planned.

flyinhi 2011-06-17 22:37:29 -0500 Report

Great advice and I appreciate that. I spend a lot of time out in the heat during summer, between the gardening and rodeos…and it drains me. I'll try to be more aware.

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