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Holiday Hacks for Type 2 Diabetics

Holiday Hacks for Type 2 Diabetics Infographic

The Holidays are a time for treats. But you don’t have to sit out on all the fun if you have diabetes. Here are some tips that can help you better manage.

  1. Plan ahead

Managing Type 2 diabetes during the holiday season is all about planning ahead. Informed planning can help you avoid unhealthy foods and the social pressure that goes along with the holidays.

  1. Don’t go to a party hungry

Eat a little fruit or half a sandwich before you go to a party, so you’ll have a little buffer against stuffing yourself full.

  1. Healthy fill-up

When it’s time to fill up your plate, make sure at least half of the real estate if covered with non-starchy, healthy veggies.

  1. Coffee can be a problem

Those fancy coffee drinks we love during the holidays often have more sugar than soda. Instead of a sugary caffeine boost, try plain coffee, tea, or carbonated water.

  1. Take a walk

Take a short stroll around the block after dinner. Exercise can help you maintain healthy blood sugar levels.