Cold Weather Ahead

With the change in temperature and the colder weather, regular testing should help you keep you sugar levels under control. Changes in temperatures can affect your blood sugar levels, also your testing equipment or medications. It Is best practice to keep your supplies out of the cold.

Our meters can be operated safely with the following conditions

  • Temperature =36° ~ +86°F (+2°~ +30°C) Humidity RH <80% for test strips
  • Temperature +50° ~ +104°F (+10°~ +40°C) Humidity RH <80% operating conditions

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Here are a few suggestions that could be useful during the colder months of the year:

A little physical activity each day can help your glucose levels in several supporting ways.

  • Increasing insulin sensitivity
  • Keeping you warm
  • Good for the mind

Avoid packing on the pounds.  Plan your meals and pace your special treats so that you don’t greet spring a few pounds heavier. Even a small weight gain makes it more difficult to control your diabetes and blood sugar levels.

Keep an eye on your feet. Protect them with the right winter footwear, especially in snow. Apply moisturizer to your feet to keep your skin healthy.

Warm your hands.  Before testing your blood sugar, it is best to warm your hands up first.

Don’t skip your workouts. It Exercise, especially during the colder months but exercise is an important part of keeping blood sugar in check.

Managing Diabetes with MediSure

For people with either type of diabetes, regular glucose testing is essential. MediSure Canada offers everything you need to stay on top of your glucose management.

If you find taking your sugar reading painful, there are other options. For example, the Genteel lancing device can painlessly extract a single drop of blood for quick, easy testing.

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