What People with Diabetes Should Know About Hot Tubs

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Taking a soak in a spa or hot tub can release tension from your muscles—and your mind. Some evidence even suggests it can help control your diabetes.

As the hot water boosts your core temperature, your body activates its natural cooling mechanisms. Blood vessels near your skin dilate to release some of the extra heat you’ve absorbed.

Hearing a doctor say “you have diabetes” can change your life — but it doesn’t mean your life is over. Watch these type 2 diabetics explain how their diagnoses got them on the path to better health.

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Aug 13, 2015

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