There’s a lot to love about summer—warm weather, long days and all that outdoor time with loved ones. The heat being experienced in many parts of the nation these days is tough enough for the average person, but for the over 69 million Indians with diabetes, special precautions may be required. Dehydration, or the loss of body fluids, can happen on these very hot summer days whether you have diabetes or not. People with diabetes and other chronic diseases like heart disease are more susceptible to overheating.
Exercise in a cool place such as an air-conditioned gym, or early in the morning or later in the evening when temperatures may be more moderate. Summer is the peak season for refreshing and replenishing melons, mangoes, peaches and plums. Summer fruits and vegetables like Mango, Melons, Imli, Amla, Kala Jamuns, Cucumbers, Zucchini are also great sources of vitamins C and A.
Wear clothes made of cotton in light colours that absorb sweat and not heat to keep you dry and cool as far as possible.
Almonds, pistachio, honey, sugar, glucose syrup, water, egg albumen, rice paper (potato starch, vegetable oil).


Once opened, store in a cool dry place in an airtight container.  This product is heat sensitive.
Never store insulin in the freezer, in direct sunlight, in the car or the car’s glove compartment. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps combat the adverse effects of free radicals from sun exposure, pollution and some processed foods.
Wash or shower with only water (no soap) and wipe your skin (specially the gaps between your fingers) to keep them dry at all times to avoid irritation and infections. This can loosen the adhesive securing the infusion set, the part of the device that attaches to your body.
If you are concerned about heat, you can use a protective pouch with a small, cold gel pack placed inside the pouch as a way to protect your insulin from the effects of heat. When blood glucose is elevated, this can lead to an increase in the body’s excretion of urine. If you experience any of these symptoms, move to a cooler environment, drink fluids like water, juice or sports drinks (based on your healthcare provider’s instructions) and seek medical attention. If perspiration is a problem, try using a spray of antiperspirant on the insertion rhymes site after your usual skin-preparation routine.


If you are spending an extended amount of time in the sun, cover the pump with a damp towel to protect it from prolonged direct sunlight. To prevent dehydration drink plenty of caffeine-free fluids such as water, buttermilk or sugar-free iced tea and lemonade.
In addition, red fruits such as watermelon and tomatoes are rich sources of the antioxidant lycopene, shown in a recent University of Manchester study to help protect against sunburn damage. Others have success with skin-barrier preparations such as Cavilon, Mastisol, Skin-Tac H or a compound tincture of benzoin applied to the skin. Disconnecting your pump for up to an hour is another option, but if it is disconnected for a longer time, you will need to adjust your insulin infusion rate accordingly to allow for the missed doses.
All that sun, heat and humidity can cause dehydration, skin problems, heat exhaustion and spoil your medication.



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