Spending the Holidays with Friends, Family… And Diabetes

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You are officially in full on holiday season mode. You’ve picked out the perfect tree, stockings are hung, and this year’s Christmas lights could give the Griswold’s a run for their money. You have your Christmas schedule locked down, and several holiday parties in the calendar. Christmas lists are being addressed, and maybe you’ve even found some time to wrap presents. It’s been a busy month, to say the least, and while you feel like you’re keeping up with things, there’s still so much to do.

Come January 2nd, you will likely look back on the holiday season and breathe a deep sigh of relief, but will also look back on all the wonderful memories and be a little sad they’re over. You might also find yourself figuring out how to get back on track with your diabetes management plan after a little bit of holiday splurging. And while it’s crucial to get back to your old routine, there are also things you can do to prevent yourself from straying too far from it!

In the following video Kerri and Abby, who both have type 1, discuss what it’s like to navigate the holidays with diabetes. They discuss their weaknesses (Kerri’s pumpkin roll looks SO GOOD), the way their family addresses their condition, and how they stay healthy while not completely depriving themselves of their favorite treats.

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L.D. and her eleven-year-old lab, Eleanor Rigby Fitzgerald, moved from Seattle to Grand Rapids earlier this year, and are currently enjoying exploring their new city! She likes books, music, movies, running, and being outdoors as much as possible.