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I wasn't much of a BS tester till I got my A1C results back...What a Disappointment. Now I test first thing in the morning, before I exercise and 2hrs after dinner.
Diabetes Summer Health Guide: Seven Tips to Avoid Heat-Related Illnesses
I find that Keeping Busy helps me to NOT Munch thru the day. I plan my day and write it down on a list. From laundry, to canning, Sparking, meals and menu, when to drink my water, when to exercise, budgeting my money, go for a walk, reading, whatever !!!!
Although diabetes raises the chances of developing heat illness, many people with the condition don't know how to reduce their risk. Do Not stay in the sun very long, wear hats and layered clothing. Also,watch your meters and supplies. Keep out of the heat and direct sunlight...eg. cars, etc. People with diabetes have an impaired ability to sweat, which predisposes them to heat-related illness, as do uncontrolled high blood sugars.
Hi All, If you are Insured by Medical Mutual, They offer FREE Diabetes Supplies. Call the Super Well Disease and Maternity Managemant Program at 1-800-861-4826,
Now that the Spring weather is among us, Get out and go for a walk. The Exercise and Fresh Air will do you good.. It will Lower your Blood Sugar and get that blood moving to increase circulation and improve your overall health.
I'm a Walker and love being outside with the Birds singing and the Warm Sun Shining on my face...Well, All this is Nowhere to be found. SOOOO...I put on my Sweats and Headphones (with the Sound of Birds and Wind, etc), turn on all the lights and walk around my house with a can of canned peas in each of my hands (that's all they are good for in my opinion)... I walk till I sweat and then some. Find out what works for you and WALK, WALK, WALK for your Health. Here's to an early Spring ! OXOX
And wintry weather brings special concerns if you have diabetes. Did you know that cold weather could affect your blood sugar? It can take a toll on your meter and insulin too. Learn more in this article by our community advocate Susan Sloane. Cont....