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6 Ways to Manage Your Diabetes Over the Holidays


Healthy Holiday EatingFollow these tips from registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Andrea Dunn, RD, LD, CDE, to keep your blood sugar stable throughout the holiday season:

1. Stick to your schedule
As often as possible, try to get up, eat, exercise, and take your diabetes and other medications at about the same time as you usually do — even on days off over the holidays.

2. Check your blood sugar frequently
If you’re taking insulin or medications that lower blood sugar, check your blood sugar more frequently during the holidays, especially before driving or adjusting your insulin doses. Make allowances for changes in your work and exercise schedules, and your eating opportunities.

3. Budget your sweets and treats