The holidays can be difficult for those with diabetes since the usual festivities revolve around food and overindulgence. This month also marks the beginning of a challenging time for diabetics: the holiday season. And while you may think those extra calories can be worked off by aggressive Black-Friday shopping, most Americans will hold on to an extra 1 to 2 pounds each year. But a little planning, and will power, can keep diabetes in check, according to Susan Steinweg, a registered nurse and a certified diabetes educator. The challenges a child faces during the holidays often depend on his or her age. I am not going to provide a list of recipes for “mashed potatoes” made with cauliflower, or tell you should eat the pumpkin pie instead of apple pie because it has fewer carbs. Spend time with your child and focus on fun activities that have little to do with diabetes.
Select a modest portion and eat your desired food slowly and really savor the taste and texture