The holidays are right around the corner. Since childhood, winter holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas were a huge deal. We had so much fun getting ready for the holidays and make a clear and conscious decision that diabetes was not going to be the spoiler to any of our holiday fun. While it might seem ignorant to ignore the fact that these two major holidays which largely center around food and treats might be a huge challenge for people with diabetes, they aren’t completely off the table.
There are ways to manage this holiday season and still have fun! Here are some of my tips on how to juggle kids, diabetes, and the holidays.
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Recognize the Obvious
The obvious thing to first understand is just that, the holidays are meant to be crazy! The house is swirling with activity, laughter, joy, family, friends, going-out, food, and having fun. If you start to break these down and think one must do without because of diabetes, one would be making a wrong decision.
The first rule of thumb dealing with anything regarding your kids, is just that, they are kids. Be very careful to make sure that you are not treating your child with diabetes as if they are doing something wrong when it comes to the holidays.