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This article was originally published in Diabetes Health in December, 2004.
Sometimes happy holiday dreams and dazzling parties turn into nightmares of stressful schedules, impulse eating and battered blood glucose. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or the winter solstice, bountiful food and holiday stress can affect your festive mood and your health.
Instead, why not strive for balance and bliss this holiday season by simplifying activities and planning ahead?
As you write out your holiday wish list, take a few moments to create a plan for a simple and healthful holiday. This can help you maintain your diabetes management while avoiding holiday weight gain and blood glucose swings.
Set aside time for your diabetes self-management routines.
Here are some tips for not just surviving the holidays but for improving your habits:
Best wishes for a healthy and happy holiday season full of love, low on stress and packed with special memories.
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