Tips and Tricks for Navigating the Holidays with Diabetes

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It’s officially here: The Holiday Season. With that comes colder weather, lots of delicious treats, and plenty of time spent with your family and friends. That being said, if you have diabetes, you might find yourself struggling to stick to your management plan without feeling like you’re missing out or depriving yourself of your favorite treats. And if you feel that way, it’s a lot more likely that you will abandon that plan altogether. You might find yourself neglecting exercise or over indulging in the many sweet and savory options that seem to always be around near the holidays.

We don’t want that, and hope that helping you enter the season mindful of these potential pitfalls will help you stay in control of your diabetes. To that end, the video below offers some excellent tips and tricks for getting through the holidays without denying yourself of all of the things that you love! Hint: It’s all about moderation!

Take a look as registered dietician Jean Kostak walks us through portion control, healthy alternatives to holiday classics, and the best way to make sure you stick to your exercise routine all season long!

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.