Diabetes is a difficult to manage on a day to day basis, but it’s especially difficult during the holiday season when the world serves candy and sweets onto our kitchen tables. The Metabolic Research Institute works hard every day to try to provide answers and a treatment to the diabetic community, but while we work, we wanted to provide you with a couple of tips from the American Diabetes Association that will help you manage your type 2 diabetes during the holidays.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Focus on what the holidays are really about, friends and family. The more time that you spend focused on the people surrounding your table, the less you’ll focus on the tempting and sugary foods that are filling it. Catch up on what everyone’s been doing, spend time outdoors or volunteer within your community to keep busy.
The amount of physical activity you do will make a difference on the way that your body reacts to your diabetes. Spend time off doing physical activity, whether it be high, or low, intensity. This helps you manage your diabetes and your weight and makes staying on track easier post holiday season. A great way to ensure you stick to this is by preparing for a town or city run/walk or set a goal for the new coming year.
These two tips will make a big difference in managing your diabetes this season, and you’ll notice the mentality carry over to your day to day life. For more information on the work that Metabolic Research Center does and how you can help, call us today!