Happy Holidays.

By Bluebutterfly Latest Reply 2008-12-27 04:36:03 -0600
Started 2008-12-26 04:59:33 -0600

I hope every one had a Merry Christmas.I love this time of year,but I am seriously glad it is over. How about every one else? Seem like every one wants to hand you something we don't need like fudge or cakes.Hard to always say no and I don't.

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Avera 2008-12-26 21:54:06 -0600 Report

I too love this time of year. I'm glad everyone mentioned moderation because that is exactly what helped me this year. If I was going to have a small piece of cake, I would leave off something else to counteract the carbs. Actually, it was fun to try and keep my sugar count right on target and still enjoy the taste of some sweets.

It has taken many years for me to find what foods work for my metabolism. Keeping a journal has helped me figure out just what I can indulge in without a giant spike. I can truthfully say that this year I kept on track by following my system.

I hope everyone has a wonderful year for 2009 and that all goes well for each of you.


Meridian - 26751
Meridian - 26751 2008-12-27 04:36:03 -0600 Report

Hi Donna,

You seem to be doing what I thought my mother and sister (rest their souls), should have done. They used to adjust their insulin amount based on the food they had eaten or were planning on eating. I always thought (when I was still not a diabetic and had no business suggesting anything), that they should keep the amount of insulin a constant and adjust the amount of food they ate. It made sense to me then and it still does. I take pills and watch my food intake and my doctor tells me to keep doing what I'm doing because it is working well.

Anonymous 2008-12-26 10:42:09 -0600 Report

I am glad it is over but kind of sad too. I love this time of year. I will not take down my tree till New Year's Day. It is a chore and takes a long time. I will eat a few sweets too but really try and eat alot of veggies and salads. We do not have traditional dinner, we had roast beef with lots of veggies cooked with it. Plus cabbage, waldorf salad, deviled eggs for my husband and I made a fudge marble cake with chocalate buttercream icing. I had a small piece and sugar remained in range all Christmas Day. It is all about moderation. Happy New Year to everyone here.

Meridian - 26751
Meridian - 26751 2008-12-26 05:16:56 -0600 Report

I too partake of the goodies from time to time. However, moderation is the key. It's hard to eat just one sometimes. My wife knows what I have a hard time turning down so she makes just a little. When neighbors bring over goodies they too know I can't have a lot of the sweets and increase the amounts of fruits and nuts. One neighbor brings over soup as a present just because she is a retired nurse and knows what diabetics shouldn't have. So for me and my situation, my neighbors and friends are aware of the diabetes and limit the amount of sweets they share. God never gives me more than I can endure.