3 Essential Tips For Winter Diabetes Care

3 Essential Tips For Winter Diabetes Care

Did you know that blood levels tend to be higher during the winter months? It makes sense, considering the meals brought on by the holidays and the warm, sugary drinks often enjoyed during the cold weather. Scientific studies have shown that Hemoglobin A1C levels are actually higher during this time than they are during the hotter summer months.

1. Maintaining Blood Sugar Control

In the cold, thirst is less obvious so you must ensure you get in the minimum amount of fluids you need despite not feeling as thirsty. can help you figure out how much fluid your body actually needs.

Next, be sure to check your blood sugar throughout the day during the winter months. This will enable you to know the time of the day you're experiencing highs and lows. Let your physician see the results so he or she can better accommodate your diabetes regimen.

Exercising also helps warm your body and get your blood circulating all the way to your fingertips. Short bouts of exercise have short and long-term effects on body warmth, so it's important to engage in frequent exercise with purpose and intention.

One last tip of the season: coriander, also known as Chinese parsley or cilantro, is known for its potential to lower blood sugar levels. It grows well in cooler temperatures and you can enjoy it with your meal, Blast, or as a topping or garnish.

Keep enjoying health and wellness!

Registered Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator

Comment by tessamess67
December 25, 2014
cilantro tastes like soap to me...really. i read it's a genetic thing. any suggestions for a substitute?
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