7 Tips and Tricks for Navigating the Holidays with Diabetes

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Christmas is rapidly approaching, which means holiday parties, family gatherings, and plenty of splurging on delicious goodies! We’d like to believe there will be some time for rest and relaxation, but the reality of the holidays often makes that pretty tough. And while all the majority of the things that keep you busy throughout the holidays are fun and exciting, they can also pose an obstacle to prioritizing self care. Maintaining a healthy diet and consistent exercise can seem downright impossible.

Well, we’re here to help!

In the video below Meridith Smith, registered dietician and diabetes program coordinator for Shands Jacksonville, offers 7 helpful tips and tricks for getting through the holiday season while maintaining your diabetes management program! Take a look, and as always, be sure to let us know what you think in the comments below!

Happy Holidays!

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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.