Diabetes and Winter Weather
Winter Advisory Center
With the chill of winter finally upon us and the first snow starting to fall, we want to make sure we don't "flake out" about our diabetes management. From maintaining blood sugars while sledding to enjoying that holiday cocktail, it's important to keep close watch on our health.
Solutions to Winter Woes
From dry skin to storing insulin, find out how to handle some common winter weather problems.
Weathering your diabetes management plan in the winter.
Winter Dining Survival Guide
Expert food columnist Lara Rondinelli gives some dining tips and advice on surviving the winter season.
Preparing for the Snow Days
The cold weather can bring a special set of challenges for people with diabetes. Stay informed for better health with these tips.
The Winter Blahs
Sometimes the snowy season makes you feel down. Knowing the facts about diabetes and depression can help you through a tougher time.
Finding the Motivation to Stay Fit
dLife columnist Sheri Colberg-Ochs helps you find the motivation to stay fit in the winter months.
Traveling with Diabetes
‘Tis the season for traveling! Being prepared is the best way to ensure that your seasonal travels are hassle-free and healthy.
Surviving Diabetes Burnout
Stress of the season making your diabetes tougher to handle? dLife columnist Melissa Conrad Stoppler offers some ways to beat the burnout.
Cold and Flu
Make sure you're ready for the cold and flu season with a sick day plan and a flu shot.
Weathering the Winter
How cold weather can impact your control and insulin requirements.
Exercise Tips for Avoiding the Holiday Blues
Exercise physiologist Sheri Colberg-Ochs, PhD, offers important advice for keeping fit – physically and emotionally – during the holiday season.
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Reviewed by Francine Kaufman, MD. 4/08
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I'm sitting waiting for a table at the cafe' for me and a friend who is running a bit late. Feeling a little off, I grab my test kit and poke my finger, getting a little blood droplet. "Does that hurt?" Asks the man sitting next to me. He's an older guy, with some pretty profound ear hair. I note the ear hair as I say "Sort of... I think I'm kind of used to it now. I've been doing it a long time." My sugar is a little elevated...