Summer is a tough time in the hottest parts of the country: here are a few things you need to do to prepare if you’ve got diabetes. Check the Sugar: Speaking of ice cream, summer is a time where sugar really rears its ugly head. It’s in fruit, sweets and lots of alcoholic drinks so take regular blood sugar counts and stay on top of your disease. Beat the Heat: Hot temperatures can spell extra trouble for people with diabetes so ensure your AC unit works and you’re never outside in high temps for more than a couple of hours at a time. Relax outside by playing some Wholetones. Staying hydrated is also a good way to maintain your sugar balance. Keep Moving: A hidden danger of diabetics is that when the temps heat up they stop exercising. The number one rule of managing the disease is staying healthy and exercising is a key component. Stay active at a gym, a pool or even at weird hours when the sun’s not out, just do it somehow!