support for parents - holiday section
Joys of winter
Experience safely the joy of winter with your young diabetic
High blood sugar levels
The glycated hemoglobin of young people living with type 1 diabetes is, on average, higher in winter than in summer.
There are several reasons for this:
- Physical inactivity and type 1 diabetes are a bad combination.
Some children are less active in the winter, which increases insulin resistance. It’s important to keep your children active in the winter to keep their blood glucose levels in the target range.
- Winter is the season of colds and flues. Viral infections cause blood glucose levels to rise when you have type 1 diabetes. Beware of colds!
- When it is cold, the blood circulates slowly through the body. Insulin distribution becomes less efficient. Keep your youngsters warm. The old-fashioned method of layering clothes has been proven effective.
Une hémoglobine glyquée plus élevée
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