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Diabetes and Heat: Safety Tips

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  • Check glucose meter and test strip packages for information on use during times of high heat and humidity. Do not leave them in a hot car, by a pool, or on the beach.

  • Heat can damage insulin pumps and other equipment. Do not leave the disconnected pump or supplies in the direct sun.

  • Get physical activity in air-conditioned areas, or exercise outside early or late in the day, during cooler temperatures.

  • Use your air conditioner or go to air-conditioned buildings in your community.

 


For general information from CDC about diabetes:
Visit the Division of Diabetes Translation Web site.
http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/

 

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