Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Myth 5 About Celebrating the Holidays with Diabetes

Myth 5: It’s OK to go out of your target glucose range during the holidays

It is never a good idea to let your glucose get out of the target range your doctor recommends. When you keep your blood sugar in its target range you’ll feel better (good for you), which in turn makes you better company (good for your loved ones). Even short-term dips and spikes can quickly escalate to hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, or diabetic ketoacidosis. Long term, out of control blood sugar can
damage blood vessels that go to important organs, leading to heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and vision and nerve issues.

There are so many reasons to get diabetes under control – just look in the mirror and all around you. Everyone who loves you wants you to be healthy and around for years to come.

Remember to balance your plate, eat carbohydrates in the proper portion sizes, take medication on time, and get exercise every day.

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