Holiday Eating for Diabetes: Tips, Management, and Food
Got diabetes? Well, holiday eating can still befun
Christmas, Hannukah, New Year bring on the festivities! Its the season of celebrationand for most people, its also the season of food: Home-baked goods, work lunches, family dinners, cocktail parties theyre all a huge part of the holidays. But enjoying all the festive eats and treats is a different story when you have diabetes .
As someone living with diabetes, I know that finding balance during the holidays can be really challenging. Trying to loosen up and enjoy yourself, while keeping your blood sugar in check, is no easy feat. But managing blood sugar has never been smooth sailing. Its more like taking the role of captain 24/7 instead of turning on autopilot. With diabetes, its essential for long-term health to watch your blood sugar. Its also the key to feeling good, staying energetic, and being able to actually let go and enjoy yourself!
In my 11 years living with type 1 diabetes with many ups and downs and lots of trial and error I've been able to find what works best for me to maintain and control my blood sugar, especially during the holiday season. Here are some of my tips that can be helpful for managing both type 1 or type 2 diabetes .
1. Get familiar with the carb counts of foods you frequently eat or see
This tip is a real lifesaver when it comes to managing diabetes . Get to know your body and how certain foods affect your blood sugar. Sweet potatoes, brown rice, and fruit smoothie-bowls are my everyday staples, so Ive become really familiar with how much insulin I need to cover these foods. But kn Continue reading