Monday, November 30, 2015

Tips to help manage diabetes during the holidays

Food, food and more food is everywhere, including cookies, candies, holiday buffets, special drinks and more. What’s a person with diabetes supposed to do over the holidays? Take some advice from the Boy Scouts – Be Prepared.
     If attending a party, bring some food along to share that you know will help you stay with your eating plan.
              -  Choose low or no calorie drinks
              -   Plan times to be active
              -  Focus on time with friends and family instead of food.
            -   Start some new traditions that highlight activity, such as volunteering or sharing an adventure.  
                          -  Ask one or more friends or family members to help support you during the holiday.


For more tips on eating well during the holidays, check out the National Diabetes Education Program link. http://ndep.nih.gov/media/Healthy_Holiday_Eating.pdf