Managing Diabetes In Winters, Daibetes Tips. डायबिटीज है तो क्या हुआ, यूं लें सर्दियों का मजा !
Cold and flu
To help avoid getting a cold or the flu:
Make sure you get plenty of rest.
Wash your hands more often — I’ve also noticed that more department stores offer hand sanitizers at the entrances and exits.
Get the flu vaccine.
When ill, drink plenty of fluids, and test your blood sugar more frequently.
Wear layers. Also, cover your head, and wear mittens or gloves.
Keep your feet warm and protected. Wear comfortable shoes and socks, which is especially important if you have circulation problems.
Protect devices. Keep your blood glucose monitor — and insulin pump if you wear one — close to your body to keep them warm.
The holiday season makes it more tempting to stray from your diet plan. A healthy diet is important for everyone, not just those with diabetes. So, in general, be mindful of how much candy and fatty food you eat. Eat more of the grains, fruits and vegetables that are in season. Drink alcohol in moderation. And if you take insulin, it’s best to have an alcoholic drink with food.
The days are short and the nights are long in northern climates, making it difficult to go for a walk when you get home from work. To stay on track:
Look for ways to work in your daily exercise, such as by walking at your local mall or shopping center.
Join an exercise gym.
Explore community fitness classes, such as swimming classes, that may be offered for a small fee.
Try activities that you can do at home, such as stretching or doing leg or arm lifts while watching TV or listening to music. If you’re able to, you could also walk up and down the stairs in your home.