December 21, is the official first day of winter. That is, in the Northern Hemisphere. Winter can be a challenge for those of us with diabetes.
We do not walk as much, there are colds and flus to contend
with. And even the Holiday Season will bring with it many challenges, including
So, you need to start thinking about what and how you can manage
your diabetes better during this season.
The Mayo Clinic has a great blog article on
this topic. Check out the tips to help you manage the following
Cold and flu - tips of how to
avoid, or manage the cold and flu.Travel - There are precautions you need
to take if you are traveling during the winter months. Also included is a
recommended list of emergency items you should have with you.
Those Winter blues - We all
experience the stress of the Holiday Season. And, during the winter there are
also the very short days. It is dark in the morning, and dark early evening.
This can also affect your blood sugars.
Check your blood sugar
regularly. If you are having issues managing your sugars, talk to
your health professional. Or, if you have, your diabetes
Happy Holidays And Stay safe.
Read the whole article here