Top 8 Holiday FAQs
Thank goodness it only comes once a year, right? Oh, it's the hap-happiest season of all, but for people with diabetes it can be like one long and crazy ride on a rickety sleigh. There's feast after feast, platters of sweet treats everywhere you look, and annual indulgences like eggnog and champagne punch. According to a study by the New England Journal of Medicine, the average American gains about .8 lbs between Thanksgiving and New Year's.
We've culled six of the top questions and quandaries we've gotten over the years, and we have answers for you. Listen up, and then ... hang on for the ride!
We wish you a wonderful holiday.
Susan Weiner, R.D., M.S., C.D.E., C.D.N., contributed to this slideshow.
Yanovski, Jack A., Susan Z. Yanovski, Kara N. Sovik, et al. 2000. A prospective study of holiday weight gain. N Engl J Med 342: 861-867.
Tomato Soup with Bulgur Quick Fruit Dip Peppermint Kisses Southwestern Pork Stew Dish Artichoke and Fennel Caponata Vegetable Souffle Latin Swordfish Brochettes with Peanut Salsa Chapatis Flatbread Low-Fat Butter Spread Light Italian Dressing
Holidays are tricky, no? Between managing diabetes among massive amounts of junk food, managing stress to manage bloodsugar among (sometimes) massive amounts of family squabbling, shopping stress and the like, and trying to get enough sleep and exercise in the cold winter months - it's a lot to handle. So I've got a two tier plan to keep bloodsugars at bay this year. Tier one - diet and exercise. Typically, at this time of year I do what I call the nutrition and gym...