Emphasize Enjoying the Holidays!

By MAYS Latest Reply 2010-11-24 12:35:30 -0600
Started 2010-11-20 10:34:40 -0600

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!


10 replies

realsis77 2010-11-20 13:33:14 -0600 Report

Thank you mays for your post! This is a super reminder to us all! Have a wnderful holiday and be blessed!

alanbossman 2010-11-20 11:27:29 -0600 Report

Thanks Mays, have a happy and safe thanksgiving to you and yours. I do understand most people do not really understand diabetes so i take small amount of somethings that will raise my BS and be careful.

MAYS 2010-11-24 12:34:33 -0600 Report

Thank you for the wonderful thoughts.
May you, and your family enjoy the Holidays as well!
Enjoy the holiday cuisine, we'll deal with the BS levels later.


CaliKo 2010-11-20 10:56:29 -0600 Report

Thanks May, and a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving to you and yours, too.
The reminder is a good one. I think it is difficult for non-diabetics to understand diabetics because we are all so different. I was surprised when I told my cousin I had been diagnosed with T2 and she replied that she knew nothing about that disease. She's been a T1 for thirty something years. I understand better now just how different they are, and how different the treatment is, at least at this point in our lives. I think the demonstration with the meter is a great idea!

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