I know there are many here who do not celebrate Christmas, but for those of us who do, here are some tips for helping that jolly old elf fill your stockings with things that might actually be good for you…besides a lump of coal.
As a kid, candy was always in my stocking. Remember those books of Lifesaver candies and giant candy canes? Wow, talk about sugar! Now I search for unique flavors of sugar free gum or a packet of specialty nuts or herb tea infusions.
The toe of my stocking always had a fresh orange in it. Family tradition I guess, specially when I lived up north. My mom did it to fill that toe up nice and round. Now I give a new bath scrungie neatly packed in the toe of the stocking. Perfect and carb free.
Traditionally, among the gag gifts and goofy little things we always stashed away one special gift that was more from the heart. Now that can be a nice medic alert bracelet for her or an extra vial of test strips for him. Maybe a nice pedicure set and some lotions or a certificate for a massage to release the stress of diabetes.
What kind of things do you stuff your beloved diabetic's stocking with? Or what is on your "good" list?
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