It's Back!...Winter Weather and Diabetes!

By MAYS Latest Reply 2012-10-20 08:07:48 -0500
Started 2012-10-12 18:59:15 -0500

Guess which season is creeping up on us?


The paragraph, and the link below from the website comcerning winter weather and diabetes should prove to be helpful to diabetics, non diabetics and caregivers alike.

With the chill of winter finally upon us and the first snow starting to fall, we want to make sure we don’t “flake out” about our diabetes management. From maintaining blood sugars while sledding to enjoying that holiday cocktail, it’s important to keep close watch on our health.

Stay warm!

22 replies

judy makowski
judy makowski 2012-10-15 19:41:24 -0500 Report

I have had a terrible time with dry skin but ( for me at least ) I have found a solution. Vaseline. I put it on my feet and cover them with socks, put those gloves on my hands that have aloe in them with the vaseline and use it all over my body really. By the time I'm ready for bed the vaseline has been absorbed my feet and hands are soft and I feel so much better. Don't know if it will work for everyone but it does help me.

veggielover 2012-10-14 11:29:47 -0500 Report

I hate spiders, and my cat is so old she won't catch a mouse!

JSJB 2012-10-14 15:51:42 -0500 Report

Don't mind the cold but can not take the snow especially if you are still workiing buuuuuttttt this will be my last winter to work. Seriously thinking of the big R.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-10-13 18:03:47 -0500 Report

Winter is okay as long as we have an inch of snow instead of twin blizzards with thunder snow and a pink sky in the middle of the night. Was snowed in for a week.

Time for sweaters and coats. I have plenty to do to keep me busy. I have my books and dvd's I collected during the summer. I also have a few jigsaw puzzles to keep me busy. Although my tree will not come out of the basement unless someone comes and bring it up, I will still do something for Christmas. I miss making homemade cookies and cakes for the holidays. I will as usual cook enough veggies and dressing for both Thanksgiving and Christmas and freeze it along with my veggie soups and chili and bean soups.

I can't do a thing about the weather so I won't be stressing over it. I also don't stress over the holidays. I will continue my routine and I will still walk unless it is way too cold, snowy or windy. I just eat more carbs before I go out. I do this because the body burns them and calories to maintain its core body temperature. I just make sure I have on thick socks, hat, gloves and a scarf. I can't stand being cold or hot. Other than that winter is only three months and once we make it past March it is smooth sailing.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-10-13 17:56:20 -0500 Report

YIPPY!!!! I love winter and just bundle up.

judy makowski
judy makowski 2012-10-15 19:44:50 -0500 Report

Me too. Summer is hard for me. The heat and humidity in N>C> are killers and it lasts for months. When the weather turns cold I can walk outside and do things that I can't do in the summer months. We can get warm weather starting in March and I have been known to put my Christmas tree up with the ac on because it could be 80 degrees out. I have seasonal depressive disorder but not in the winter I get it in the summer months.

DeanaG 2012-10-13 12:42:38 -0500 Report

It has started cooling off here, but still in the 80s and 90s, but the mornings are definitely cooler.

granniesophie 2012-10-13 05:44:16 -0500 Report

Well, if winter is coming you couldn't prove it by me! Still in the 90's here! I sure don't miss shoveling snow and starting up my car a half hour before I want to leave to warm it up some! And I guess all the holiday food won't get me this year since I can't eat most of it! Everything I used to like has gluten in it, so I can't eat it! I guess this year I have a built in safety net that will keep me honest! I guess there is a silver lining behind every cloud :)

IronOre 2012-10-18 21:51:46 -0500 Report

Well, according to the global warming freaks out there, if things keep up the way they are going we will all be cooked to death.
I guess you guys will be the first.

Ms. DAT 2012-10-13 03:02:43 -0500 Report

Well it feels good to have a cool breeze were I am cause it's been in the triple digits for months but of course I have will be mindful of the holiday cheers and meals.

IronOre 2012-10-13 02:40:11 -0500 Report

I love winter.
But I also love global warming, because in recent years our winters have been warmer.

jayabee52 2012-10-12 22:05:47 -0500 Report

I guess it is time to move down under to like Tasmania and go visit "Rellypoo".

It is nearly summer there now! LoL! If only . . . .

pontufex 2012-10-12 19:28:31 -0500 Report

I don't celebrate the holidays, so I'm not worried about ill affects of Thanksgiving or Christmas. Ole Ebenezer and I have a lot in common, minus the ghosts. But beyond my ill towards the holidays, I do love winter. I live in the mountains and the cold is so delightful that I sleep most nights with my window open and furnace vent closed and covered.
Because of my heart I can't shovel snow, or do any of the other dreaded winter chores, which is no big deal since I only leave my house for doctors appointments, groceries, and any school function my daughter is in.
But for those who do partake in the celebratory libation of the holidays and the woes of snow removal or play, this is an excellent article you've shared, thank you Mays