Planning on hosting a big Thanksgiving dinner? Will your house be filled with family members and fun this November? Make sure you and your diabetes are prepared for the busy holiday season. Gobble up these Turkey Day tips and articles to be informed and stay ahead of the stress!


NEW! TurkeyBy the Seat of My Pants
Do you think diabetes put an end to your baking days? Think again! Sometimes, all it takes is a little tweaking and adjusting to make diabetes-friendly holiday dishes.


How to Carve Carbs at ThanksgivingTurkey
We’ve got some tricks for surviving this month’s feast without throwing your blood sugar management plan out the window.


NEW! TurkeyIn Which We Formulate a Plan
Learn how to resist the siren call of holiday foods by exercising a little bit of self-control. Kathryn Foss points out the importance of having a plan.


TurkeyA Challenging Menu?
If cooking for a variety of people is your challenge, get some helpful hints from Viewpoints Columnist Walt Raleigh, a.k.a. the Type 2 Curmudgeon.


Low Carb Baking TipsTurkey
Tips and tricks from a kitchen magician to help you create diabetes-friendly desserts this Thanksgiving.


TurkeyDrinking & Diabetes
Many people enjoy a little wine with their meal; a special drink to relax during the Thanskgiving holiday. Before you indulge, make sure you know if diabetes and drinking is a safe mix for you.


TurkeyHave a Healthy Holiday
Expert Columnist Lara Rondinelli shows you how to survive the holidays this year while still remaining healthy by eating smart.


TurkeyToasting Thanksgiving
Looking to toast the host at their fantastic Thanksgiving dinner? Check out these tips on enjoying that glass of wine while still staying safe.



NEW! TurkeyOn the Road
Heading anywhere this holiday? Viewpoints columnist Rachel Baumgartel discusses the importance of good diabetes management plans on the road.


TurkeyTurkey Day Traveling
Planning to travel this Thanksgiving? Be better informed with our Diabetes and Travel tips.



NEW! TurkeyTravel Headaches are Worth Holiday Cheer
Does your family help take your mind off the baggage of diabetes during the holidays? Take a moment to reflect on how much your loved ones mean to you!


NEW! TurkeyDifficult Times Render Gifts
Feeling overwhelmed by your struggles with diabetes? Read about dLife columnist Deanna Glick's quest to practice gratitide — even for life's challenges.


NEW! TurkeyTrim Your Seasonal To-Do List
Holiday hoopla have you feeling stressed? Learn why Deanna Glick believes that sometimes, less is more.


NEW! TurkeyChanging Seasons
How do you weather your diabetes management plan in the winter? Read Scott Johnson's plan to find balance this holiday season.


NEW! TurkeyMoments of Weakness
Kerri Sparling navigates the challenges of the holiday season by working the occasional indulgence into her plan while keeping the bigger picture in focus.


TurkeyGiving Thanks
dLife columnist Kerri Morrone gives thanks to the people and places who have touched her diabetes management.


TurkeyMotivated to Keep Moving
Just when we need it most, dLife columnist Sheri Colberg-Ochs helps you remain motivated to exercise.


TurkeyDiabetes and Special Occasions
Don’t let diabetes keep you away from celebrations and gatherings with friends and family. Follow these simple tips for making it through, and enjoying, special occasions.


Reviewed by Francine Kaufman, MD. 4/08

Last Modified Date: November 28, 2012

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by Nicole Purcell
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