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Our five tips for the summer

Lots of factors such as heat and humidity can affect diabetes management. That’s why you need to take a few precautions. We’re here to help!

Our five tips for the summer

  1. Beware of heat. High temperatures can throw your blood glucose off balance, as can dehydration. Always have water on hand, and stick to shade when the sun is at its peak.
  2. Keep your equipment in a safe place. Your medication, insulin and diabetes kit must be stored in a dry and cool place, away from direct light and moisture.
  3. Protect your skin and feet. Use sunscreen to prevent sunburn, and avoid walking barefoot to avert injuries or infections.
  4. Stay vigilant. Summer is a great time to get moving, but physical activity can quickly lead to hypoglycemia. Always bring a quick-acting source of sugar with you (e.g., glucose tablets).
  5. Measure early, measure often. The weather, outings, indulgent eating and drinking—a lot of things can affect your blood glucose in the summer. Make sure you measure it more often so you can adjust accordingly.

The Accu-Chek team wishes you a great summer!

References:
Accu-Chek, “Hot Hot Hot!”: https://www.accu-chek.ca/en/lifestyle/hot-hot-hot. Accessed May 8, 2017.
Accu-Chek, “Here comes the sun!”: https://www.accu-chek.ca/en/travelling-diabetes/here-comes-sun. Accessed May 8, 2017.
Accu-Chek, Good to go with Accu-Chek, 2010.
Accu-Chek, Travelling with diabetes, 2017.
Diabetes Forecast, “Summer Fun and Safety Tips” : http://www.diabetesforecast.org/2012/may/summer-fun-and-safety-tips.html. Accessed May 8, 2017.

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