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Type 1 In The Sun

Posted by Lauren's Hope Team on Aug, Thu 10, 2017

Summer is often one of the most anticipated seasons of the year. It’s finally time to spend your days outdoors, enjoying the warm weather and sunshine. Of course we all need to take appropriate measures to stay safe in the summer by protecting ourselves from heat, sun, stinging insects, and other outdoor-related safety risks. For those living with Type 1 Diabetes, there are additional challenges in the summer that require extra precautions and planning so everyone can stay safe and healthy. The change in seasons, higher temperatures, exercise, exertion, and dehydration can all lead to extreme blood sugar fluctuations that can make for dangerous situations, especially around water. Here are some key topics to consider when planning fun outdoor activities this summer when you or a loved one is living with Type 1. As always, consult your primary care physician or endocrinologist for the best advice for your personal needs.

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Tags: type 1 diabetes, #summersafety, #diabetessafety

5 Tips for Choosing (and Using!) the Right Sunscreen

Posted by Lauren's Hope Team on Aug, Tue 08, 2017

With summer in full swing, it’s time for fun in the sun! No matter if you are planning to make a trip to the beach or spend the afternoon in your own backyard, it is important that you take measures to protect your skin.  Sunscreen use is essential for everyone, regardless of skin tone or photosensitivity. It is easy to become overwhelmed in the skincare aisle, with so many sunscreens to choose from. Here are 5 tips on how to choose, and use, the right sunscreen for you.

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Tags: #suncreen, #summersafety, #skinsafety

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