Eating during the holidays with diabetes can be challenging. How do you find good-for-you, diabetes-friendly recipes that you and your family will want to eat? What foods should you avoid if you are diabetic? How should you manage your diabetes and your blood sugar level? How do you stay stress-free during this hectic time of year? Don’t worry. Your holiday plan starts right here, right now.
This National Diabetes Awareness Month (November) is the perfect time to start practicing your healthy holiday eating strategies, especially if you’re diabetic. You don’t want the holiday spirit to take over your body (and your blood sugar level) for that five-to-six week stretch between Thanksgiving and the New Year.
To help you stay festive, focused and fit without being a holiday scrooge over every nibble, bite and sip, here’s a helpful dos and don’ts guide for diabetics to stay health-wise this holiday season.
Here’s what you need to know and do: