According to this week's poll, our community has spoken: the heat makes blood sugars bounce.
When the hot, hot heat of summer is upon us, it’s time to start thinking about how the heat and humidity can affect everything from insulin effectiveness to dehydration … and all the potential variables in between.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, certain diabetes-related complications can make it tougher for your body to cool itself as effectively, which can lead to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Diabetes can also make dehydration happen more quickly, so PWD need to make hydration and staying cool a priority.
We have some tips on making the most of your summer vacation without sacrificing diabetes care. You can get the facts here: Managing Diabetes in the Heat