DIABETES AND HEAT
Prepare for diabetes care in heat
If you have diabetes, you need to take extra care in summer, when heat waves can strike.
If you have diabetes, you know how important it is to have a care routine. Yet summer weather, with its high temperatures, can cause problems with that routine and make it more difficult to manage diabetes. Diabetes makes it harder for your body to handle high heat and humidity. You may need to make changes in your medication and what you eat and drink when temperatures rise.
Hot weather – temperatures of 80°F (about 27°C) or above, especially with high humidity – can affect medication, diabetes testing supplies and your health. Extreme heat is especially dangerous to people age 65 and older, children younger than 4, people with mental illnesses, and people with chronic diseases such as diabetes. In hot weather, people with diabetes should:
For more information on diabetes care in heat please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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