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Drinking enough fluids as the weather warms up is important, especially when you’re out and about. Dehydration can cause a rise in blood glucose and can lead to heat-related illnesses, among other concerns. To add no-calorie zing to plain water, try reusable bottles that infuse a hint of flavor. Add fresh fruit and herbs (we love basil and mint) to the attached infuser, and water will pick up the flavors and aromas, without any added sugar. You can find a variety of infuser water bottles in stores and on amazon.com. —Tracey Neithercott

Get a Grip

Hot summer temps can leave skin sweaty, and that can mean slippage for insulin pump infusion sets and continuous glucose monitor (CGM) sensors. Keep yours in place with GrifGrips’ adorable adhesive pads. NASA engineers helped create these adhesive reinforcements, which come in bold colors and a variety of shapes (kids will love the fun robots, kitties, and butterflies). Even better: You can purchase grips that’ll cover your entire device or those with pre-cut holes that hug an inserted infusion set or CGM sensor and transmitter but leave the rest of the device uncovered. The cotton patches are designed to move with your body, so you can flip, sweat—even swim—without worry. They’re $3.75 to $7.95 for single grips (also sold in larger quantities) at grifgrips.com. —Karyn Wofford

Go for the Bold

Spice up your supper with May Fridel’s authentic (and diabetes-friendly) Indian recipes. Her Indian Cuisine Diabetes Cookbook: Savory Spices and Bold Flavors From South Asia, out May 16 from the American Diabetes Association, promises rich flavors and recipes even beginners can follow. It’s tradition, minus the time commitment. Use coupon code SAVEIC20 to save 20 percent off the $19.95 price. Order at shopdiabetes.org or call 800-232-6733. —Tracey Neithercott



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