For more information, please see http://news.health.com/2010/06/22/many-diabetics-unaware-of-hot-weather-hazards/
Saturday, August 7, 2010
August 7, 2010-Diabetes and the Heat
Controlling diabetes at any time of year is an ongoing battle, but during the summer month, diabetics are more likely to develop heat related illnesses. People with diabetes have an impaired ability to sweat which makes it more difficult to control body temperature, causing more heat-related problems. Diabetes medications are also vulnerable in the heat, and medications such as insulin can lose efficacy above a certain temperature range. Be sure to talk to your doctor if you have questions or concerns about diabetes.