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Tips for diabetics to protect themselves from the sun.. Stay hydrated and wear loose-fitting clothes

Type 2 diabetes requires a person to be more careful in a variety of aspects, and perhaps the least known risk factor that increases a person's blood sugar levels is exposure to sunlight, according to Express.

A person's chances of developing type 2 diabetes depend on a combination of risk factors such as genetics and lifestyle, and although risk factors related to a family history of the disease or age are difficult to change, you can change lifestyle risk factors around eating, physical activity, and weight. Sunburn is another lesser known risk factor for increased blood sugar levels.

Many don't realize that sunburn can actually raise blood sugar levels, so it's important for type 2 diabetics to be careful when going out in the sun and to avoid getting burns as a result.

Sunburn causes physical pain that puts pressure on the body, and when the body is stressed due to excessive exposure to sunlight, blood glucose levels tend to rise, and this may result in dehydration due to body heat and excessive sweating.

Dehydration is also stressful for the body and can lead to high blood sugar levels, as scientists hypothesize that dehydration can lead to an increase in the hormone vasopressin, which prompts the kidneys to retain water and prompts the liver to produce more sugar in the blood which may affect the body's ability to regulate insulin by the time.

Here are tips for type 2 diabetics to maintain healthy blood sugar levels when exposed to sunlight:

1- Use sunscreen

2- Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from UV rays

3- Wear loose-fitting, lightweight and light-coloured clothing

4- Avoid exposure to the sun during the hottest part of the day

5- Keep the body hydrated by drinking plenty of water