From our family to yours…we wanted to wish everybody a Happy, Healthy and Safe Thanksgiving! This is the kickoff to the Holiday Season and as a person with Type 1 Diabetes, I am frequently asked how I handle eating during this time of year and still control my blood sugars. My approach is simple. First, I maintain my exercise program! Exercise is part of the blood sugar control program. Second, I never say or let it be said, that I cannot have a certain food. I do not forbid myself from eating anything. I do continue to watch portion sizes and keep track of the amount of carbohydrate that I have eaten. And, I check my blood sugars more often to help me identify how my body is reacting to the foods I’ve had. Checking blood sugars allows me to better dose my insulin and maintain control. Most importantly, I try to shift the focus from the foods to the people. To me Thanksgiving is about sharing memories about the past year and looking toward the future. Cherish the time with one another and enjoy the love, laughter and warmth the Holidays can bring.
It’s Your Health. It’s Your Life. Make That Change!