Enjoying the Sun Safely When You Suffer From Diabetes


If you suffer from diabetes, you likely have a love-hate relationship with the sun. While we all enjoy the beauty of the outdoors (and the natural Vitamin D from the sun!), the harmful UV rays can cause serious damage to our skin, especially for those who are diabetic. Why is this?

First of all, a number of diabetes medications increase your sensitivity to the sun. Your skin will burn faster and more severely. Some medications can even act as photosensitizing agents, which can actually increase your chances of skin cancer.

Secondly, a common complication of diabetes, both Type 1 and Type 2, is the impaired ability to adjust to temperature increases. So when you are in the sun, it can be hard for your body to naturally cool down in the heat. You could become dehydrated and your body could overheat if you spend too much time exposed in the sun.

But this doesn’t have to put a damper on your summer or time spent outdoors. With Sundriven®, you no longer have to chase shadows and hide from the sun. Our products are made with PrioriTec™, which are botanical fibers. With zero chemical additives, there’s no risk of skin irritation—perfect for those with sensitive skin.

What really makes Sundriven® a unique and perfect for those suffering from diabetes is our fabric’s temperature controlling abilities. Depending on the climate, our products will either absorb or release moisture, helping the skin maintain a constant temperature. When it’s cool out, your skin will stay warm without feeling sweaty or clammy. When it's warm out, your skin stays cool.

We take care of your sun protection so you can focus on having fun without worrying about reapplying sunscreen or your body temperature rising. With products ranging from driving gloves and wraps to dresses and tops, we have your wardrobe essentials covered. Learn more about Sundriven and start shopping at

Author: Melissa Darcey

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