By Dr Pradeep Gadge, A leading Diabetologist, Gadge Diabetes Centre
Whether experiencing hot summer temperatures, or a tropical vacation, it is important for everyone to beware of the heat – and the various effects that it can have on our bodies. When it comes to diabetes, you need to be extra careful when temperatures climb dramatically. Extreme heat can affect your blood sugar control. Extreme temperatures can also damage your medications and testing equipment. People with diabetes need to take precautions to protect themselves and their supplies during both winter and summer.
The extreme heat of summer season affects blood sugar levels, it makes an individual sweat profusely and may become dehydrated, leading to a rise in sugar levels. It’s like a vicious cycle when you become dehydrated, your blood sugar levels will rise. This can lead to frequent urination, which then leads to further dehydration and even higher blood sugar levels.
High temperatures can have an adverse effect on medication and other diabetes management supplies too hot temperatures will cause the medications to degrade, making them ineffective and unusable.
Here are the tips to help manage your diabetes in the summer.
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