Thanksgiving is only one week away. And if you, your significant other, or family members are managing diabetes, then check out today’s post all about creating a Thanksgiving diabetes plan, plus tips I share with US News & World Report.
Diabetes can be a complex disease. But one that is completely manageable. I work with many clients who are at all stages of diagnosis, from pre-diabetes to newly diagnosed to finally taking control of their disease after several years. Good diabetes education is so important. Not only do patients need to be educated about the disease, but family members as well. It is especially important around the holidays that everyone is on the same page with managing and treating diabetes.
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A few rules I tell my clients when it comes to managing diabetes around the holidays:
- Portion sizes count!
- Monitoring carb intake is key
- Know the carbs on your plate. These include:
- Starchy veggies (like potatoes, corn, peas, winter squashes)
- Grains and starches (such as bread, pasta, rice, stuffing)
- Fruits (pumpkin, apples, berries)
- Beans and pulses (lentils, beans, chickpeas)
- Milk and yogurt (cheese IS NOT a source of carb)
- Sweets (including sugars, syrups, pies, cookies)
- Load up on veggies
- Get some movement before, after, and the day after Thanksgiving dinner
I was recently interviewed by US News & World Report to share tips on creating a Thanksgiving diabetes plan for yourself and your family. Read on for Here’s Your Thanksgiving Game Plan for Better Diabetes Management.
This article first appeared on US News & World Report.
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