Take 5 in Lax Season
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!
Reviewed by Susan Weiner, RD, MS, CDE, CDN (06/12)
Mushroom and Pepper Bake Almond Macaroons Asparagus in Brown Sauce Sausage and Bean Salad Lemon Garlic Hummus Double Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate Pie Citrus Glazed Chicken with Toasted Almonds Low Carb, Low Fat Coated Apples Baked Fruit Compote with Meringue Puffs Garden Patch Pizza
What's the first thing you do, after opening a new vial of test strips? Run a control test, right? (Well, that's what you're supposed to do, even though it "wastes" one or more of that precious commodity.) Every vial of test strips has a reference range for one or more control solutions. (If there's more than one range, our vials of control solution usually tell us to look for the "normal" or "low" range.) What...