10 Helpful Tips to Survive the Memorial Day Cookout

‘TIS THE SEASON FOR HOLIDAY FUN!!!  But don’t let that fun allow your diabetes management to take a back seat! You and your health remain the priority! Whether you are attending a holiday gathering, a wedding, a family reunion, a graduation celebration or whatever the occasion might be, there is still a need to keep diabetes on track.

During this holiday season make a promise to put yourself at the top of your list. As hard as you’ve worked to stay on course with managing your diabetes don’t let your hard work be compromised due to holidays that have the potential to throw you off. Travel, parties, big meals, snack foods at the office and drinking all create a challenging environment for eating healthy. Add to that the days of travel with little scheduled exercise, and it becomes a real effort to stay on track.

Here are a few tips and strategies to help you to maintain balanced glucose levels while having fun and enjoying parties and gatherings along with everybody else!

If you do overindulge, don’t beat yourself up! If you eat more carbs or food than you planned for, don’t think you have failed. Immediately make plans to get back on track and stick to those plans!

Happy Memorial Day!