Smart Summer Diabetes Care
It's important to manage your diabetes well no matter what time of year it is, but each season has its own challenges. Here are some things to keep in mind this summer:
- Avoid flip flops. You're more likely to injure your foot in a flip flop. A stubbed toe can turn into a serious problem if you don't take care of it in time.
- Avoid bare feet. Walking in bare feet increases your chance of cuts and scrapes.
- Use sunscreen. Sunburns can increase your risk of infection and raise your blood sugar.
- Make sure your medications aren't exposed to temperatures that are harmful to them.
- Test your blood sugar often, because swimming and being in the sun may mask the symptoms of high or low blood sugar.
National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders