Navigating A BBQ with Diabetes

When the days are longer and the weather is warm,neighbor’s backyards are coming to life. Lift up those aluminum lids and light up. It’s BBQ time. Yet another gathering that revolves around food — and maybe a sprinkler — but don’t sweat it. Navigating the BBQ with Type 1 diabetes can be as easy as pie. Beyond Type 1 has you covered from basic tips to what to expect from the most common foods.

Especially with warm weather, you run the risk of dehydrating, which can send blood glucose levels high. To combat this, make sure to drink plenty of water and especially between alcoholic beverages. (Read our Drinking with Diabetes Chart.) Kitchen faucet, garden hose, sprinkler — you know where to find that elixir of life. Even staying cool in the shade can help with this, as opposed to baking in the hot sun.

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