Be careful when exercising during the middle of the day. Know the symptoms and signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke and take precautions. Aim to exercise early (first thing) before it gets hot or wait until evening when the temperatures have cooled down. Or plan an alternative activity indoors or in a pool.
Video of Katie Couric and medical expert discussing heat stroke: http://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=SzsYfBvW97 I
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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.
We had record-breaking temps last week, and so I walked in shade of the parking structure. One "lap" is basically the same as one lap of the track. I wet some paper towels from the restroom and mopped my brow, and placed some on my neck. I was able to complete my walking this way, without heat stroke!
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