December 20, 2016
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A study published in ‘Medicine,’ November 2014 issue reported slightly higher levels of HbA1c in winter for people living with type 1 diabetes. Reviewing your diabetes management plan can help establish better control over diabetes during the winter months. Here are some tips:
Foot care: Keep your feet warm and dry. Wear warm socks and appropriate footwear whether you’re at home or out at work. People having diabetic neuropathy experience low sensation at their extremities. Check your feet every day for cracks, sores, any injury or discoloration.
Hand care: If your hands are cold, less blood you will get after finger prick. Dip your hands in lukewarm water before testing your blood sugar. Moisturize hands and feet regularly; check for any signs of skin disorders.
Winter Menu – Hot vegetable soups, green leafy vegetables, diabetes-friendly seasonal fruits, root vegetables should all be a part of your meal during cold months. Diet and nutrition experts at Advanced Diabetes Centre can help you plan your personalized meal plan without compromising on taste and your likings. Call us on 0261 2600100 for winter-special recipes and tips. Flu, Cough, and Cold are very common during winters. A proper diet fortified with super foods and nutrients can help boost your immune system. Drink plenty of water, sugar-free fresh drinks to keep yourself suitably hydrated.
Exercising in winter – Waking up early on a cold winter morning is asking too much! Of course, it doesn’t mean that you can skip exercise in winter. If not outdoors, make sure you workout indoors – walk inside the mall or a big building complex or just practice yoga in the comfort of your house. Remember, you must exercise for at least 30 minutes every day even during winter.
Winter Blues: Keep them away – It’s the time to enjoy the weather, flaunt your woolens. Join your friends and family and enjoy. Sleep adequately and keep the stress away. Smoking is prohibited all the time, be it any season. Avoid alcohol.
Advanced Diabetes Centre is committed to improving the standard of care for people with diabetes. Organised Diabetes Care is unique to Advanced Diabetes Centre where an entire team of specialized diabetes consultants, including expert clinicians from other specialties such as Dermatology, Cardiology, Neurology, Nephrology, Surgery, etc. Qualified and trained nutrition experts, physiotherapists, diabetes educators guide the patients throughout and empower them to take control of their diabetes.
For more information give a missed call to 7227000100 and for appointments call 0261-2600100.
Advanced Diabetes Centre is committed to improving Organised Diabetes Care.
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