Diabetes affects 29.1 million people in just the United States. It is estimated that 10% of adults suffer from diabetes and as of now there is no cure. November is Diabetes Awareness Month, so in support, here are 5 curious facts about diabetes history:
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To some the warm weather of summer means fun in the sun but to diabetics it can mean trouble. Humidity and heat can affect summer diabetes management and treatment making it hard to stay at the level you need. Follow this checklist this summer to make the most of the summer holiday.
Always stay hydrated. This is the most important thing and should always be at the top of the list. When dehydrated, blood sugars can raise to dangerously high levels. The best drink is water. Keep a bottle with you at all times. Club soda or seltzer water with lemon or a splash of fruit juice is the second best option. Avoid caffeinated drinks or drinks sweetened with sugar. If advised by doctor to limit fluid intake, ask for tips on how to stay hydrated. Water is important for summer diabetes care.
Diabetes affects almost 26 million people in the United States - a whopping 8.3% of the national population - so chances are you’ve known someone affected by the disease. Whether you personally have diabetes, care for someone with diabetes, or just want to stay informed, read on to get quick, important and potentially life-saving information on diabetes.