Dehydration

Reblog: High blood sugars and winters may have a connection!

Diabetes management can surely be very challenging! But, do you know winters can make it even more difficult? With temperatures dropping down, sugar levels can actually creep up. Infact, during winters, many people tend to have higher HbA1c levels than during the summer months. This may be attributed due to various factors that can affect our glucose content in winters. So, with winters approaching so close, let us have a glimpse of various common reasons that can contribute to our sugar spikes and prepare ourselves better to avert problems that may arise due to such escalations in blood...
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Dehydration – Watch out!

Dehydration – Watch out!
With summer here, the mercury has been steadily rising. It is of utmost importance to ensure that we don’t get dehydrated. Dehydration is the excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying disruption of metabolic processes. Dehydration occurs when water loss exceeds water intake, usually due to exercise or disease leading to a buildup of salts in the body. Most people can tolerate a three to four percent decrease in body water without difficulty. A five to eight percent decrease can cause fatigue and dizziness. Over ten percent can cause physical and mental deterioration, accompanied by se...
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