I think this week is official start to the holiday season. I know that beginning with Thanksgiving and ending with a New Year’s celebration it is a constant rotation of large meals, work parties, and endless buffets.
I know I have struggled to manage my diabetes effectively throughout the holiday season (and that doesn’t even count the year I forgot to bring the insulin to my brother’s house). Meals typically aren’t served on schedule so it can be hard to pre-bolus for food. Mashed potatoes, stuffing, yams with marshmallows, candy canes, and cookies for Santa don’t really lend themselves to the low carb diet.
I have my insulin pump and my CGM that enables me to somewhat track and trend what my blood sugar is doing, but I know that I will still be chasing some out of range numbers more than usual the next two months.
I would love some help from the diabetes community on how to manage this season.
What do you guys to do keep your diabetes on track during the holiday season?