If you are diabetic, don’t let it stop you from having fun this summer season. You can still enjoy the season with just a few things to remember to remain healthy, looking great and most importantly, to keep your diabetes in control.
EmaxHealth shares with us the testing and nutrition tips for maintaining effective diabetes self-management during summer, when on travel, picnics and parties offered by Diabetic Care Services with the nutrition department of Kent State University.
Marc Wolf, a registered pharmacist with more than 28 years of experience serving diabetic patients and founder and CEO of Diabetic Care Services offers the following tips.
Protecting Testing Supplies and Insulin
Keep meters, test strips and insulin out of direct sunlight. When outside or traveling, pack your supplies in a dark protective carrying case with a gel ice pack to prevent damage from extreme temperatures. Keep them dry too.
Always travel with an extra set of supplies stored in a separate carrying case so there is a backup if the first set is damaged. Never use test strips stored in cracked or damaged bottles.