How the Weather Affects Your Blood Sugar

How the Weather Affects Your Blood Sugar

by Stephanie Meadows
Warning: if you have diabetes, you need to be extra careful when temperatures climb dramatically. Extreme heat can affect your blood sugar (glucose) control, increasing your chance of potential health hazards. If you use insulin or if your treatment of blood glucose levels is poor, this can put you at higher risk. Often, not being able to control blood sugar is the main concern. Depending on the situation and your level of physical activity, low blood sugar levels are also possible.