Holidays. Shopping. Work deadlines. Shopping, again. Family. Eating. Friends. Shopping (unless you just get everyone gift cards). STRESS. This is a very high stress time of the year, which can lead to higher glucose readings unless you take a few precautions…

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Holiday Stress

The holiday season is upon us, as is the stress that comes along with it. Here are some quick tips to reduce your stress level this holiday season:

  • Continue with your exercise regimen and schedule it in on a daily basis – it is a great stress reliever and you will feel better afterwards.
  • Get all your prescriptions filled in a timely manner – do not wait until the last minute.
  • If you are traveling, bring extra supplies, medications, and snacks just in case you experience delays.  Be aware of time changes as it can impact your insulin dosing.
  • Make a list when going shopping, take advantage of sales, gift cards, and coupons to help stay within your budget.  Avoid impulse buys!
  • Try online shopping from home – many sites offer free shipping!!!
  • Delegate chores, tasks, cooking/baking, and shopping.
  • Be flexible, not a perfectionist and allow time for relaxing.
  • Most…

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I am not a doctor or health professional. I am just a guy who is working everyday to control Type 2 Diabetes. My goal is to offer hope, help and solutions for day-to-day living for the diabetic. The disease can be controlled. It can be managed. And, you can do it!

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