During summertime, most parts of India experience scorching heat along with the heatwave. Tolerating heat and humidity is tough, especially for diabetes patients. They need extra care to manage or control their blood sugar. Heat and humidity formulate more sweat which means loss of body water through sweat. This water imbalance dehydrates the body. Dehydration lowers glucose levels. Sudden blood pressure which is also known as Hyperglycemia or Hypoglycemia leads to serious health issues. In India diabetes is growing rapidly.
Tips to Survive the Summer Heat:
Avoid heat exposure: People who tend to exercise outside are advised to indoors during the daytime. Also, excessive physical activities should be avoided. Heat exhaustion causes headaches, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, tiredness, muscle cramps, stomach cramps, rapid heartbeat, and pale skin.
Due to extreme humidity and summer heat, feet are at risk of infection. They need extra care. How?
Regular monitor your blood sugar levels during the summer season. Being outside in hot weather can cause a rapid heart rate and excessive sweating, both of which can affect your blood sugar levels. Consult your doctor if your insulin dosage needs to be adjusted.
To keep the body cooler, wear loose-fitting and light-colored clothes
Before going on vacation, keep the following in mind -
Though there are advice and suggestions, we must all remember that everyone's body performs differently. So, rather than assuming, that a doctor's consultation is required. Contact us for the best diabetes care.