Learn all you can. Sometimes denial, apathy or a sincere belief that it’s not that big of a deal can lead to a lack of learning and harmful consequences. Attend classes, seek out and read up on the disease through reputable online sources and books. Ask the physician or diabetic nurse for recommendations on resources.
After a long winter indoors many of us are excited to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine! Nevertheless, remembering the importance of Summer Safety is especially important as we age. Three risks are particularly accentuated for the elderly; Dehydration, Heat Stroke and Sun Burn.