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Our five tips for the summer

Lots of factors such as heat and humidity can affect your 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 and dehydration can throw your blood glucose off balance. 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 your glycemia more often so you can adjust accordingly.

We wish you a great summer!


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