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Managing Patient Diabetes In The Summer

Summer is right around the corner, which means extreme heat and reminding patients how they need to treat their body during the summer months. Many patients with diabetes need to take a cautious and thoughtful approach when it comes to the warm weather. Before the heat rises to its full effect, take the time to reteach your diabetes patients about how they can manage their insulin levels during the warm days ahead.

Exercise In Cool Places

Moving around in warmer weather is the perfect combination for a sweaty workout. But for those with diabetes, getting a workout in during the warmer times of the day isn’t the best idea. Some people with diabetes have difficulty sweating properly. Sweating is your body’s way of cooling itself down in warm temperatures or during exercise. Remind your patients of the effects that exercising in warm temperatures can have on their body if they have diabetes. Simple alternatives are to exercise indoors during the summer months or in the early morning or late evening when temperatures are lower.

 

Store Medicine and Supplies In A Cool Dry Place

Humidity and heat are not a good combination for any medical storage, including diabetes medicine and supplies. Heat and humidity can minimize the effectiveness of medicines and supplies for testing diabetic insulin levels. Remind your patients of where and how they can store the specific medication and supplies they use to manage their diabetes. Any open bottle, pens, or cartridges of insulin should be kept in the refrigerator. Storing these items properly will increase patients abilities to manage their diabetes.

 

Supplements to Manage Insulin Levels

Warmer weather can make managing diabetes difficult, depending on the patient’s ability to care for their medications, supplies, and themselves. Giving patients access to supplements that can help manage healthy insulin levels could be an easy way to help individual patients regulate their diabetes during the summer months. ZyChrome® by InterHealth is a unique, patent-pending, powerful combination that helps support healthy insulin levels. Through studies, InterHealth was able to show that Zychrome® can modulate insulin function and modulate healthy insulin levels trending towards normal range compared to baseline. If you have patients that could benefit from an added supplement in their diet to help manage their summer diabetes, try recommending Zychrome®. It can be found in a variety of products, is soluble in water, and heat stable in food and beverage processing temperatures.
Each of your patients can benefit from understanding how to manage their diabetes better this summer. Providing them with this information could be the difference from a difficult summer and an enjoyable summer. If you are interested in recommending Zychrome® to your patients and want to learn more check us out online here or give us a call at 1-800-783-2801.

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