Managing diabetes in hot weather
Picture: Applying sunscreen can protect you from sun burn.
- Check blood glucose levels regularly, as increased physical activity and heat levels can increase the risk of hypos (hypoglycaemia).
- Wear plenty of sun block to avoid sun burn, as this can harm your body and cause elevated blood glucose levels.
- Keep fluid levels up whilst avoiding excess caffeine and alcohol in high temperatures, as these can increase the risk of dehydration.
- Take great care of your feet - don’t walk barefoot and seek help early if problems arise.
Seek medical attention immediately if any of these happen.
Read more in the DRWF diabetes information leaflet Managing diabetes when you are ill
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