Preparing for the holidays with diabetes

With the holiday season upon us, it can be a stressful time for those with diabetes. During the holidays, food tends to become the center of attention. The holidays do not have to disrupt your diabetes control. A little extra planning will give you the confidence to enjoy the holidays.

Here are a few tips to help you manage your diabetes through the parties, feasts and treats expected in the next month:

Plan ahead: Eat a healthy snack at home before you go to an event or party. When hungry, people tend to overeat and are likely to choose foods that are less healthy. Ask what food will be served so you can see how it fits into your meal plan. Bring your favorite healthy dish for yourself and others to enjoy. Gravitate toward the vegetables and fresh fruit.

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