Health Tip: Keep Diabetes in Check During the
(HealthDay News) -- Holiday parties, desserts and buffets can
throw your diabetes meal plan way off-track.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests how
to enjoy the holidays if you're diabetic:
- Enjoy a healthy snack before you go to a party, or pack one to
take with you.
- Have small portions from the holiday buffet, and make your
table far away from the food.
- Stick to low-calorie drinks, and limit alcohol to one drink a
day for women, or two drinks a day for men.
- Skip poultry with skin, ham with a honey glaze, and creamy side
dishes and sauces.
- Opt for veggie-based, light side dishes, especially fresh
- Enjoy fresh fruit, instead of a piece of pie.
- Make socializing with friends and family the focus of the
season, rather than food.
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