Christmas is coming and you’re not sure which foods will have the least impact on your glucose? Here are 3 ideas for your Christmas with diabetes.
The holidays can seem like the biggest nightmare for a person with diabetes: too much food, too many sweets, too many carbohydrates… It’s the ideal occasion for your glucose to go crazy. However, among all the food options available for these dates, there are some that will not affect your glucose so much. Do you want to know them and enjoy this Christmas with diabetes?
Baked vegetables: your greatest allies
Can there be anything simpler and more delicious than baked vegetables? I don’t think so. That’s why this is one of our recommendations for this Christmas if you live with diabetes.
Well, who says baked, also says grilled or steamed. Or boiled or stewed. They are all a great choice.
Of course, it is better to avoid any kind of breading and leave them “au naturel”.
Regarding which vegetables to eat, we leave that to your own choice. But, if you want a little guidance, here are a few ideas:
- Wild asparagus
- Carrot sticks
Seafood can also be part of your Christmas with diabetes
In many homes, seafood is one of the main stars of the evening. For a while, shrimps, prawns, clams or mussels steal the attention of everyone at the table. And it is not for nothing!
If you are going to spend Christmas with diabetes, it will also be one of the star dishes for you.
However, remember that everything in excess is bad, so don’t gorge on seafood either.
Also, not all seafood is suitable for a person with diabetes. Avoid especially mussels, clams and oysters. They are high in sugar and fats and can raise your glucose more than expected.
Seafood soup if you want something hot
Seafood soup, besides being a foolproof remedy to warm you up when it’ s cold, has a lot of good nutrients for the body.
It reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, provides plenty of protein and helps control glucose. What more could you ask for?
Remember that diabetes does not prevent you from eating any food, but you will have to control your meals a little more. The most important thing about these dates will always be to enjoy your loved ones and Christmas, with or without diabetes.
However, remember to measure your levels. Stress, trying new foods, the lack of control … All this can greatly affect your routines and your glucose. That’s why you should always carry Cori with you on your cell phone. This way you can monitor your levels at a quick glance and without the need to interpret the data.
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People with diabetes are especially vulnerable to the dangers of colds and the flu, but there are things you can do to control your symptoms and avoid getting sick in the first place. You may maintain your health even when you’re feeling under the weather by constantly monitoring your blood sugar levels, staying hydrated, getting enough of rest, and adhering to your diabetes management plan. Additionally, you may lower your risk of getting sick and safeguard yourself from any problems by maintaining proper cleanliness, being vaccinated, and generally maintaining good health. Make sure to discuss any worries you may have with your healthcare team for advice and support if you have diabetes and are worried about managing colds and the flu.
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