Healthy habits every diabetic should follow during monsoon

During monsoons, one needs to be a little vigilant about the blood sugar readings and diet so that the condition doesn't flare up. Listed are some tips for diabetics to survive the monsoon without many difficulties:Avoid eating outside food. Since diabetics have a compromised immunity this could set them up against gastroenteritis or other tummy problems.Do not walk barefoot. Also, do not use hard plastic footwear commonly used for the monsoon. These could lead to foot problems. After coming from home from rain, wash your feet thoroughly with soap.

Diabetics are prone to fall ill during the rainy season as they easily get affected by water borne diseases like typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis E, diarrhoea, and cholera and vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue, other viral fevers and muscular or kidney problems.Avoiding walking in puddles and dirty water this monsoon. Take a shower once you get home taking care to wash the crevices between your toes thoroughly.Wear loose cotton clothes and use anti-fungal talcum powder in areas prone to fungal infections.The chances of scrapes, bruises, cuts, calluses and corns increases during monsoon. Swelling of feet and redness are other common issues during this season. Therefore, keep examining your feet for any signs of these. Consult a podiatrist if you notice symptoms of Any sort of itchiness, dryness and scaly feeling should not be taken lightly. Consult a podiatrist in case you notice these symptoms.Do not stop your exercise routine in monsoon. Every day minimum 30 minutes of exercise is very important to keep your blood sugar under control.

Wash fruits and vegetables before you eat them. Carry homemade snacks if you are going out for longer durationDo not let your body's sugar levels be affected by staying outdoors for a longer duration. Carry some snacks if you are going to stay outdoors for a longer duration else it could lead to dip in your sugar levels.Include garlic, pepper, ginger, turmeric, jeera powder and coriander in your diet as it helps in reducing indigestion problems and improves your immune system.

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