It'S Important To Stay Hydrated In The Heat, Especially For Diabetics
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Yes, water & other options like watermelon, salad greens, Ice Tea, bananas, avocado's, apples, all citrus fruits, cucumber's, cherries, all berries, bell peppers, brocolli,, squash, grapes and even tomatoes. Wear light weight clothing & stay out of the heat. Remember water (hydration) helps transport blood glucose,& it needs to get to your cells. A decrease in hydration can cause health problems.When blood sugar is high you will urinate more & worsen dehydration..DRINK LOTS OF WATER! PLEASE
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New Age reported Many diabetics are always thirsty. The reason is that glucose causes water to be extracted from the blood which is then excreted from the body in the form of urine. The loss of water from the blood leads to dehydration and feelings of thirst. Too frequent urination can be a problem because along with the excess glucose, the urine is also carrying out sodium and potassium, Diabetics often feel "run down" & tired too and don't understand exactly why. It's an insulin problem!
Stay Hydrated, especially with the summer months coming. Drink lots of water and protect your kidneys.
Heat makes your blood sugar more difficult to control. You should test your blood sugar often and drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. Heat can also affect medications, glucose meter, and test strips so dont leave them in the car or in the heat. Stay in Air-conditioning & remember water is a diabetics best pal.
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