TYPE 2 diabetes sufferers tend to have higher blood sugar levels in the winter than in the warmer seasons. As we approach winter, follow these four tips to keep blood sugar levels healthy and avoid diabetes symptoms.
Type 2 diabetes occurs is when the level of sugar in the blood is too high.
It can be dangerous, as if left untreated diabetes can lead to serious complications with the heart, kidneys, nerves and eyes.
It’s therefore important for sufferers of the condition to look after their blood sugar levels and ensure they are kept healthy.
In the winter, diabetic people tend to have higher blood sugar levels than in the warmer months, so keeping an eye on it is even more important during the colder seasons.
“With snow, ice and frost all threatening, sugar levels can creep up whilst the temperature drops,” said Diabetes.co.uk.
Follow these four tips to prevent blood sugar levels from rising this winter, as recommended by Dr Sarah Brewer, spokesperson for CuraLin Diabetes supplement.
Exercise helps keep blood sugar at normal levels, so even though it can be tempting to snuggle up on the sofa during the colder months, make sure you don’t neglect your exercise regime.
“Don’t reduce your level of exercise when it’s cold – still go out for a daily walk but wrap up warm,” said Dr Brewer.