healtheo360 Wellness Blog
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.
New Year Resolutions
New Year resolutions may be tough, but starting a new year always has an element of excitement wrapped up in its uncertainty. Thinking about what the following year can bring in terms of health, happiness and wealth is something we all think about and are hopeful these facets in our lives will undoubtedly improve. With that in mind we make resolutions to hold ourselves accountable for certain successes in the next 12 months. Studies have shown that visualizing positive outcomes can be a fantastic first step to attaining goals. So, don’t hold back this year. Think about ways to become better in every way you can without limitations.