Category Archives: Diabetes

Don’t Let Diabetes Stop You From Having Fun in the Sun!

I realize there have been previous posts on this topic and my goal is not to sound like a broken record.  However, recently I have spoken with some individuals with diabetes whom let summertime ruin their outdoor fun, and I thought it would be beneficial to re-post these summertime tips before the cooler temperatures are upon us: Avoid sunburn — Sunburn causes dehydration, and the stress it delivers to the body can temporarily cause blood sugars to rise.  Apply sunscreen regularly and Read more [...]

Let’s Get Moving!

Did you know that to burn off one M&M candy, you need to walk the full length of a football field?   Many people have a difficult time finding the motivation and time to exercise.  Below are some suggestions to help get motivated and make exercise part of your daily routine. Joining a fitness club can be expensive and it’s not for everyone. Start at your own pace and use home - exercise DVD’s. There are plenty available at a variety of fitness levels. There are even ‘10 minute workouts’ Read more [...]

Summer and Travel Tips for Individuals with Diabetes

Summer tends to be the time of year for vacations, yard work, or just relaxing in the sunshine and enjoying the outdoors. However, summer in our area also equates to high temperatures and humidity. The summer weather can cause dehydration quickly and it is important for everyone, not just those with diabetes, to increase their intake of liquids.  Dehydration can also occur when blood glucose levels are high (regardless of temperature), so when the thermometer rises it is extremely important to Read more [...]

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