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531826 tn?1216079515

sun and diabetes

so i have been diabetic for 1 1/2 years and was wonder about the sun? i have always been told to stay out of the sun that it can cause really bad health promblems for diabetics atleast thats whats my dad heard should i belive him or can i get that nice golden tan like every other american teen? please help me need sun  
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559053 tn?1274916974
Before going outdoors always apply a sunblock with SPF45 minimum that includes UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection. If you're fair skinned limit your exposure. Don't try to get tanned all at once. Getting sunburned can lead to melanoma.
568322 tn?1370169040
Getting dehydrated can make your blood sugar go up very high.  
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I was unaware that dehydration can cause an increase in blood sugar, will you please post more information on this?  Thanks:)
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sorry I meant my last post for you, :

I was unaware that dehydration can cause an increase in blood sugar, will you please post more information on this?  Thanks:)

568322 tn?1370169040

Common causes of dehydration include not only multiple episodes of diarrhea or vomiting, and fever and resulting perspiration; they also include failure to drink adequate amounts of fluids especially during hot weather or prolonged exercise.

Dehydration causes transitory insulin resistance (your body becomes more insensitive to insulin).
During periods of dehydration, blood sugar will tend to rise.  This in turn, causes further dehydration as your kidneys attempt to unload glucose and ketones by producing large amounts of urine.
Increased dehydration causes higher blood sugars, which in turn cause further dehydration.



"Diabetes and Dehydration:  A Dangerous Combination."

http://www.diabetesincontrol.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=5465
  
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