Exercising in the heat with diabetes

Most people have heard how vital exercise is in the management and prevention of Diabetes. But did you know that if you have the condition you need to take extra precautions when exercising in hot weather?

One of the risks for diabetics is that they can experience hypoglycaemia, which occurs when glucose levels in the blood fall too low, this is also known as having low blood sugar. Some of the symptoms include dizziness, sweating, and even confusion. These symptoms will be familiar if you have ever spent too long in the sun as they are symptoms of heat exhaustion. For this reason diabetics need to be particularly careful when exercising in the heat so as to make sure that symptoms of low blood sugar aren’t confused and thought of as just too much sun.