Did you know that diabetic people feel the summer heat more than others? Be it the ones
suffering from type 1 or type 2 diabetes, a rise in the mercury always calls for sugar patients
to take extra precautions.
Why do diabetic people feel hotter?
Diabetic people feel hotter because they get dehydrated more quickly. If you do not drink water
or replenish the fluids of your body, it can increase the level of blood sugar, and high blood
sugar will make you urinate more, which in turn further dehydrates your body.
Sometimes due to a few complications of diabetes, like damage caused to your blood vessels and
nerves, your sweat glands of your body also bear the brunt. As a result, your body won’t be
able to cool itself down easily.
Shooting temperatures also changes the way your body uses insulin, causing diabetic people to
feel more hot.
Cool it down
The diabetic unit of PEOPLE TREE Hospitals has formulated a few tips for diabetic patients to
ace summer like a pro.
Stay connected to H2O : While all of us should remain hydrated in this summer heat,
it is extremely critical that every diabetic patient should drink plenty of water,
especially if they engaging in any kind of physical activity. So stay connected to H2O,
even if you are not thirsty.
Stay checked. Stay cool : Check your blood sugar level frequently, as it tends to
fluctuate in the summers. Monitor your blood sugar especially before, during, and after
you’re physically active.
Insulin adjustments may be called for : Depending on your insulin level, you may
to alter the amount of insulin you use. Consult your physician to know the new adjustments.
Say no to alcohol and caffeine : Refrain from having alcoholic drinks and other
beverages with caffeine, and even energy drinks can lead to water loss and your blood sugar
levels may rise sharply.
Seek the shade : Try keeping indoors and carry umbrellas to avoid the scorching
sunrays. Sunburns can heat up your body and can raise blood sugar levels.
Go for a breezy fashion : Stack up your summer wardrobe with light-coloured,
loose-fitting, and lightweight clothing.