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Tips for Navigating the Holidays With Diabetes

Posted by Billy Kanter, CPED on Nov 1, 2023 9:09:00 AM
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The holidays can be a wonderful time to enjoy food, family, and friends. But for people with diabetes, it can also be a challenge to manage blood sugar levels. 

Here are some tips for navigating the holidays with diabetes:

  1. Plan ahead. Before the holidays, take some time to plan how you will manage your diabetes. This may include talking to your doctor about your medication and insulin needs, and making sure you have enough snacks and supplies on hand.
  2. Be flexible. Things don't always go according to plan, so it's important to be flexible when it comes to managing your diabetes during the holidays. If you end up eating more or less than you planned, don't panic. Just adjust your insulin or medication accordingly.
  3. Know your limits. It's okay to indulge a little bit during the holidays, but don't overdo it. If you find that your blood sugar levels are getting too high, take a break from eating and do something that will help lower your blood sugar levels.
  4. Don't be afraid to ask for help. If you're struggling to manage your diabetes during the holidays, don't be afraid to ask for help from your doctor, diabetes educator, or family and friends. They can offer support and guidance as you navigate this special time of year.

Here are some additional tips for managing diabetes during the holidays:

  • Choose healthy foods. When you're at a holiday party or gathering, try to choose healthy foods that are low in sugar and fat. Good options include fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains.
  • Avoid sugary drinks. Sugary drinks can raise your blood sugar levels quickly. Instead, choose water, unsweetened tea, or coffee.
  • Get regular exercise. Exercise can help to keep your blood sugar levels in check. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise most days of the week.
  • Take your medications as prescribed. Don't skip or forget your medications, even if you're traveling.
  • Check your blood sugar regularly. Check your blood sugar levels as many times as your doctor recommends, and more often if you're having problems controlling your blood sugar.

By following these tips, you can enjoy the holidays without compromising your diabetes management.

Here are some specific tips for managing diabetes at different holiday events:

  • At a potluck: Bring a healthy dish to share. This will give you more control over what you eat and help you avoid unhealthy foods.
  • At a restaurant: Ask the waiter or waitress about the nutritional information for the dishes you're interested in. This will help you make healthy choices.
  • At a party: Don't be afraid to ask for a plate of vegetables or a salad. And if you do indulge in some unhealthy foods, don't beat yourself up about it. Just get back on track the next day.

Navigating the holidays with diabetes can be challenging, but it's definitely possible with a pair of our comfortable diabetic slippers. By following these tips, you can enjoy the holidays without compromising your health. Please contact us at info@anodyneshoes.com if you have any additional questions!

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