Happy Holidays to Everyone!
Remember that during this festive season, we all have something to be thankful for.
In saying so, please remember that there are those who are not diabetic, and we should not "rain" on their parade because we are diabetics.
Many people are not aware of the needs of diabetics, it is not a requirement of their life that they should be, so please be courteous of their feelings while trying to protect your own!
Instead of grumbling, or complaining that you cannot eat this or that, why not use this holiday season as an opportunity to help teach others about diabetes?
By doing so, you will eliminate any misunderstandings.
Remember this, most people do not understand diabetes, or the need for a diabetic to carefully monitor their food, and carbohydrate intake, if you have a blood glucose meter, take it with you, a demonstration before you eat, and two hours after you do so will prove to be a great teaching and learning experience for all involved!
(There is nothing that you cannot eat, unless you're allergic, just do so in moderation)
If you have access to a computer during the holidays, take the time out to show them this short video:
By explaining this, and enjoying the holidays with family, friends and loved ones, you will also help to educate others on the subject of diabetes awareness!
To everyone here at "Diabetic Connect," be happy, be safe, and enjoy the holidays!
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