Tips for Managing Diabetes during the Holidays
Checking blood glucose during the holiday season

 

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can be a distraction from your diabetes care routine. This may result in harder blood glucose management. Make a commitment to prioritize your personal diabetes care. With a little extra planning, you can enjoy the taste and activities of the season while maintaining glucose control.  

Tis the season for big meals and tempting treats. The following strategies can help you plan for a large holiday meal.  

  1. It may be appropriate to eat a lighter breakfast and lunch, but don’t skip meals. This may make it harder to manage your blood glucose. 
  2. If you over-indulge, just get back on track the next day. Don’t be too hard on yourself! 
  3. Physical activity is a great way to help lower blood glucose. Take a walk after your meal. Try to stay on track with your usual physical activity. If the business of the season interferes, remember any activity is better than none. 
  4. Maintain your usual blood glucose monitoring.  
  5. Talk with your diabetes educator or doctor if you need help making adjustments in your insulin or carbohydrate intake.