Home » Diet and Nutrition News & Advice » 6 Sweet Ways to Manage Diabetes over the Holidays

6 Sweet Ways to Manage Diabetes over the Holidays

Diet and Nutrition News & Advice, Featured, Mobile Slider Featured, Your Health

The holiday season is a very tempting time of your to fill your mouth with empty carbohydrates and sweets, which can be unhealthy especially if you have diabetes. However, everyone should be able to partake in a little holiday indulgence, regardless if they have a health condition (and as long as your doctor seems okay with it).

Here are six sweet ways to manage diabetes over the holidays…

 

1. Closely Monitor Symptoms

The key to enjoying the festive season when you have diabetes is to closely manage your symptoms, while making smart choices when it comes to eating and exercising.

Work with your doctor, or health care provider, to devise a plan where you can still be merry this time of year without experiencing a prolonged spike in your glucose meter reading.

diabetes test

Next »

More on ActiveBeat

  • Overweight People More Likely to Survive Type 2 Diabetes, Study Suggests
    A fascinating new study appears to suggest that added body weight could actually help people with type 2 diabetes live longer. The study, which was carried out by Dr.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Eating More Fiber Could Keep Diabetes at Bay
    What’s the key to staying type 2 diabetes-free? A new study suggests that increasing one’s daily intake of fiber could play an important role.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Vegan Diet Could Reduce Type 2 Diabetes Pain, Study Suggests
    A new study suggests that a low-fat vegan diet could help reduce the pain and discomfort associated with type 2 diabetes. The study, which was carried out by a team led by Dr.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Drinking Coffee Cuts Risk of Developing Diabetes, Study Shows
    Here’s some good news for coffee lovers: a new study shows that people who regularly consume the hot beverage are at a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery the Best Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes, Study Suggests
    What’s the best way to fight type 2 diabetes? A new study suggests that weight loss surgery--rather than dramatically changing one’s diet and exercise habits--is the way to...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 8 Common Type 2 Diabetes Diet Myths
    A type 2 diabetes diagnoses can be stressful as is, however, when you start to contemplate what you can and can’t eat, it can be very overwhelming.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 15 Foods to Help Manage Diabetes
    Being diagnosed with diabetes is a live changing moment. You are filled with questions about your health and long term prognosis.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 10 Indicative Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes
    Diabetes, often called the silent killer. It strikes almost 24 million people across the U.S.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Diabetes Resource Center
    Overview Diabetes is a chronic medical condition marked by the body’s inability to regulate insulin levels, which can lead to excessive blood sugar.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • World Diabetes Day 2012: Spreading Word on the Deadly Disease
    Today marks World Diabetes Day, but for many, diabetes is a health issue they deal with every day. Type 2 diabetes (the most common form of the disease) is a deadly epidemic!
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • New Risks For Diabetics: Foot Ulcers Connected With Heart Attacks, Stoke, and Death
    A new large-scale study has shown that individuals with diabetes who develop foot ulcers are at greater risk of dying prematurely compared to those who have not experienced these...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Diabetes Treatment Options
    If you are diagnosed with diabetes, regardless of the type, the aim will be to minimize the elevation of glucose (or blood sugar) without causing levels to dangerously...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Study: 20-Minute Workouts Reduce Diabetes Risk in Children
    Want to keep your kids healthy and reduce the risk of diabetes? A new clinical trial has concluded that 20 minutes of daily exercise can significantly reduce the risk of...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Diabetes Signs & Symptoms
    We’ve already established that diabetes in each of its forms impacts insulin (either in it’s production or response) and the body’s ability for utilizing energy.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • What is Diabetes?
    Approximately 23.6 million people in America have diabetes, a serious, metabolism disorder and a condition that will affect the rest of their lives.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice