Diabetes Forecast

8 Pieces of Gear for a Healthy, Active Summer

By Kirstin Fawcett ,

1. Eye on the Clock

Staying hydrated has never been so easy. This BPA-free 32-ounce bottle has a built-in fruit infusion filter that allows you to give your H2O flavor, and hourly markings make it easy to track your intake throughout the day. Cactaki Water Bottle, $18.95, cactaki.com

2. Top It Off

Protect your head from the sun while swimming or during water aerobics with this adjustable unisex sports cap. The 3½-inch brim keeps bright rays at bay, and the quick-drying stretch fabric is both UPF 50+ certified (the highest sun protective ranking for fabrics) and chlorine- and salt water–resistant. Wave Rider Sports Cap, $39, coolibar.com

3. No Pockets? No Problem

Go Pocket’s colorful adhesive pouches (above) stick wherever you place them and, depending on the fabric, stay put through multiple washes. Made from stretchy recycled fabric, they come in a variety of sizes for stashing essentials, including keys, a cell phone, and diabetes devices. $15.99 for a three-pack, gopocketgo.com

4. Skip the Gym

This jump rope provides an in-place cardio workout—use it indoors or outdoors—and its 9-foot cord can be adjusted according to height. Tone It Up Jump Rope, $9.99, toneitup.com

5. Blisters, Begone

These stylish, sweat-wicking athletic socks have fabric tabs at the ankle and a seamless toe to prevent blisters. Plus, for every pair purchased, Bombas donates a pair to shelters and organizations that support the needy or homeless. Performance Running Ankle Socks, $16, bombas.com

6. Support System  

This racerback sports brahas removable cups and a handy back pocket for diabetes devices. It’s available in a variety of sizes, ranging from extra small to plus size. Trinity High Impact Sports Bra, $49.95, fabletics.com

7. Stick With It

Designed with input from NASA engineers, these fun GrifGrips adhesive patches keep pumps and continuous glucose monitor (CGM) sensors securely in place—even in the pool. Shapes and designs vary based on the specific device they’re securing in place. Prices vary, grifgrips.com

8. Get Your Feet Wet

Slip into these breathable rubber-soled water shoes to safeguard your feet while you’re swimming in the pool or at the beach. (Body Glove also offers men’s water shoes.) Women’s Horizon Water Shoes, $20, bodyglove.com

 

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