Christmas and Gatherings

Tips and ways to stay on course. What foods to avoid. Eating health prior to the party, to reduce picking or eating all evening

Healthy eating for people with diabetes is the same as for everyone else. Everything can still be enjoyed as long as it is done in moderation.

You shouldn’t fast before a big meal because it could affect you blood glucose levels in a negative way. Good practice would be to make sure you eat a good breakfast, and eat other meals and snacks you would normally eat during the day.

Be careful of the starchy foods you eat, such as bread, rice, potatoes and limit the portions.

You should also add more vegetables and fruits which are high in fiber and could help you feel full for longer and lesson your calories.

One thing to avoid is high-calorie drinks but make such you stay hydrated and drink plenty of water. Diet soda and coffee or tea without cream or sugar are other options.

You should limit or even avoid alcohol, especially on an empty stomach, it can lower the blood sugar. Consult your health care professional to talk about whether it is safe to drink alcohol.

Being physically active is always an important part of diabetes management. It can help keep your blood sugar levels within a normal range.

Remember to have fun, try to keep on track with your meal planning, and eat as healthy as you can.

Enjoy your family and friends during this Holiday Season – Happy Holidays from the MediSure Team!

Here is a link of a few recipes that you could try https://bit.ly/3CG3rlH

Managing Diabetes with MediSure

For people with either type of diabetes, regular glucose testing is essential. MediSure Canada offers everything you need to stay on top of your glucose management.

If you find taking your sugar reading painful, there are other options. For example, the Genteel lancing device can painlessly extract a single drop of blood for quick, easy testing.

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