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Frequently Asked Questions

Monsoon Season

Can I go out in the rains?

As a person with diabetes, it is important that you avoid getting wet in the rains. With the proper equipment, you may go out, however you should carry a change of clothes and a towel to dry yourself in the event that you get wet.

What precautions should I take before stepping out of my house in the monsoons?

When stepping out during the monsoons, certain precautions must be taken in order to avoid complications with the disease. Some of these include:

  1. Ensure that you are well covered with an umbrella and a raincoat in the event that it rains
  2. Keep an extra pair of clothes in your office or any frequent locations that you might be going to
  3. Stay clear of damp indoors (walls, rugs, furniture, etc.) especially if you suffer from asthma and other breathing problems
  4. Do not leave your house without a mosquito repellent
  5. Refrain from wet socks or wet feet as far as possible
  6. Avoid constantly touching your eyes as it may lead to eye infections and maybe even blindness

As a person with diabetes why do I need to take special care of my feet?

As a person with diabetes, it is extremely important to take special care of your feet. This is because the ground is filled with germs and bacteria. During the monsoons, water makes you prone to a host of viral diseases such as leptospirosis and numerous other fungal infections. People with diabetes have weakened immune systems and as a result of which, are more prone to getting an infection. In certain cases, these infections can lead to amputations.

How do I maintain my exercise regime if I cannot go out in the rains?

During the rains, it may be hard to go to the gym for people with diabetes as it is essential that they do not get wet. If you want to keep healthy and stay fit, you can always work out indoors. There are several exercises that can be performed indoors that only require sufficient space. Furthermore, yoga is another way to stay fit during the monsoons.