Hot Weather and Travel Guidelines for Your Patients

June 26, 2015

We present tips for your diabetic patients to remember while traveling and dealing with heat and humidity.

Summer is here and it’s time for heat, humidity, and travel. When the temperature hits 80° and above and humidity goes over 40%, your diabetic patients, especially those over 65 years old, need to take precautions. The following slides contain tips for your patients to remember during this season.

References:

American Diabetes Association. When you travel. 2 Jan. 2014. http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/treatment-and-care/when-you-travel.html. Accessed 20 June 2015.

Centers for Disease Control. Prepare for diabetes care in heat and emergencies. 30 June 2014. http://www.cdc.gov/features/DiabetesHeatTravel/. Accessed 20 June 2015.

Diabetes UK. Hot weather and diabetes. 9 July 2013. https://www.diabetes.org.uk/About_us/News_Landing_Page/Hot-weather-and-diabetes/. Accessed 20 June 2015.