Healthy eating is on everyone’s mind, but it is particularly important for seniors with Diabetes. The holidays can be a challenging when it comes to maintaining a well-balanced, good-for-you diet. But with a little advance planning, anyone, including diabetics, can enjoy the season, from Thanksgiving through the New Year, without harming their health or waist line.
Family, not food
All too often, the holidays can seem all about the food. Try and remember that they are really about spending time with your loved ones. Find an activity, whether it is a game indoors, a walk together or even a volunteer event, that allows you to reconnect with your friends and family.
Never skip a meal
It may be tempting to “save up” for a big holiday dinner or party by skipping a meal earlier in the day. Not only is this dangerous for diabetics, making it harder to keep your blood glucose under control, but it is also a good way to end up overeating, because you are so hungry.
Tomorrow’s another day
If you do deviate from your healthy eating habits, it’s ok. You can get back on track. First, stop eating when you realize you have overindulged. Then keep a close eye on your blood glucose levels. Finally, try to include a bit of extra exercise and recommit to your healthy eating style the next day.
At iCare Healthcare Services, we know how important a healthy meal can be. iCare HealthCare’s Personal Care And private Duty Nursing services are available to help. Not only help with wound care, your physical assessments/well-being, also our reliable Certified Home Health Aides assist with Activities of daily Living, they offer meal preparation, and medication reminders but also they provide help with light housekeeping and other daily activities.