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Take 5 to Stay in Control During Lax Season

For most people, the holidays are the season of lax. (No, we don't mean lacrosse.) 'Tis the season when good habits go bad and bad habits go nuts. So how do you celebrate and manage your diabetes when you're constantly surrounded by holiday temptations? You take five and stay in control!

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Reviewed by Susan Weiner, RD, MS, CDE, CDN (06/12)


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by Nicole Purcell
I had a bad one last night. A scary low bloodsugar that reminded me just how tenuous diabetes makes my existence. I hate those. I hate the feeling that I'm anything less than a strong, capable woman. Diabetes, like a sledge hammer to the knees, has a way of hobbling the confidence I have in my health, strength and well-being. It is both frustrating and disheartening. It's 2:00 am and a good friend called from their third shift job because they needed someone. Just...