Tips for Enjoying Thanksgiving with Diabetes

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Thanksgiving can be challenging for people with diabetes who are trying to manage blood glucose levels and weight.

Many traditional Thanksgiving foods are high in fat as well as carbohydrates, but with careful planning, you can make healthy choices that fit into your diabetes meal plan and enjoy this wonderful celebration with friends and family, says Tracey Lucier, R.D., Nutrition Educator at Joslin Diabetes Center.

More at http://www.joslin.org/info/enjoying_thanksgiving_with_diabetes.html

2 Responses to Tips for Enjoying Thanksgiving with Diabetes

  1. G.S.SENGAR says:

    Diabetes seems to be caused due to taking more food than required by our body. As per Indian Vedic System of diet, one needs to consume as much food as much one can take in BRAHMCHARY ASHRAM( 0-25 YEARS), 32 kore in GRAHASTHA ASHRAM(25-50 YEARS), 16 Kore in VANPRASHA ASHRAM ( 50-75 YEARS) and 8 Kore in SANYAS ASHRAM( 75-100 YEARS) But since every body’s life style is different so this theory can not be blindly followed but one has to do some experiments to find out the correct quantity of food to be taken at his age and for his body.
    I was suffering from type-2 diabetes since 2003 and I could maintain by blood sugar level by completely stopping sugar and taking herbs till 2008 without taking any medicine but from Jan, 2009, it became impossible to keep my blood sugar in normal level , no matter what effort I made, Then I came accross the VEDIC STYLE OF DIET. I started reducing my diet slowly till I felt little dizziness \ weakness once in a week or so and I presumed that quantity of food to be the right diet for my age and for my body.
    NOW MY BLOOD SUGAR IS 80\110 AND BLOOD PRESSURE IS 70\110 FOR THE LAST ONE YEAR OR SO WITHOUT TAKING ANY KIND OF MEDICINE OR HERBS EVEN. THIS INFORMATION MAY BE MADE USE OF BY DIEBETIC PATIENT BUT DOING EXPERIMENTS WITH ONE’S BODY, ONE HAS TO BE VERY CAREFULL AND ONE SHOULD CONTACT DOCTOR IF ONE FEELS ANY UNDESIRABLE EFFECT ON ONE’S BODY.

  2. Still Learning says:

    I respectfully disagree with the comments about bringing a dessert made with artificial sweetener. Those are nasty. On this special day, I encourage people to have what they like, just in very small amounts. If you like something, get a LITTLE bit more. Be VERY choosy. Hurting Aunt Ann’s feelings by not having her mediocre dessert won’t kill her, but eating the whole stinkin’ piece of it can cause you harm. If you don’t like it, don’t eat it. If you like it, eat a little bit of it. Sugar free isn’t the goal here.

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