In case you haven’t noticed, the Holiday Season is already rearing its ugly head. The moment Halloween ended, up went the decor. And so did the stress. And the calories. And our blood sugars.
Diabetes doesn’t take holidays. It’s always there, and it doesn’t care how well you manage it the rest of the year. Mess up just once, and KABLAM! Off the charts. But that doesn’t mean YOU can’t take an occasional holiday. There really IS a benefit to managing your diabetes well most of the year: The occasional errant reading has minimal impact on your long-term well-being. It’s OK to indulge in potato latkes or chug some eggnog now and then. It’s OK to miss an occasional workout in order to attend the holiday show at your kid’s school. It’s even OK to let your opinionated relatives stress you out at family get-togethers. That’s what diabetes holidays are for: to let our guard down for a little while and just let life happen.
Of course, if the occasional holiday becomes not-so-occasional, the repercussions can be much more severe. Not to toot our own horn (well, maybe a little), but our team is downright MASTERFUL at teaching people how to manage their diabetes in any situation. So if you find yourself struggling to take care of your diabetes this time of year, please give us a call. You don’t even need to come in to the office – we can work things out just fine over the phone or via the internet.
A happy and healthy holiday season to you and your loved ones!
Every diabetes journey is unique to the traveler. However, anyone touched by diabetes shares some things in common. I want to share my journey with you and hope it will help you feel like you are not alone in your travels and that you can embrace the adventure.