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Think your drink!

by Jen Ropp, MS RD CDE Dietitian/Diabetes Educator Rockwood Clinic

KREM.com

Posted on July 15, 2010 at 10:02 AM

 

There are a number of things that can affect what your blood sugars do if you have diabetes. Diet and exercise along with following your particular regimen of medications are the cornerstones of good blood sugar control, but there are other factors as well. Anything that your body reacts to as a stressor can raise your blood sugars; one of these stressors is heat. If you notice your blood sugars are higher on these fabulous warmer days this summer don’t panic, but do treat them accordingly. Make sure you stay well hydrated with water and/or non-sugared beverages. 
 
One of my favorites is ice water kept in the fridge with a couple slices of fresh cucumber and lemons. Yum! It might sound strange, but it really makes a nice and refreshing no- sugar summer drink. Some people find just plain water to be boring, so this is a great way to make it more interesting!

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