Saturday, December 24, 2011
'Twas the Night Before Christmas!
It has arrived once again. It seems like the days between occasions are getting closer and closer, before we know it we will be running around in warm weather and summer time will be here. I don't know if it is because I am getting older, but it seems that time keeps getting faster and faster.
This Christmas is a little different than the past Christmas's. This year I am only attending one Christmas event therefore, the whole blood sugar dilemma that Christmas brings will be a little easier to handle. Despite only indulging in chocolate yesterday; rather than, regular food. I will admit that Christmas time is probably the hardest time of the year to keep a good track record. I feel bad for those that have to visit their endos the week or two after Christmas.
The truth is, is that Christmas is all about snacking. You open your stocking and get a bag of M&M's and you're going to want to indulge in them despite it being 9 a.m. Then, you are going to want to enjoy a three course breakfast with syrup and chocolate chip pancakes - the works! In between all of this you're picking at the candy trays around the house and drinking extra glasses of milk to wash down the chocolate, before you know it you've accumulated so many carbs that your blood sugar has sky rocketed.
Unfortunately, I think all diabetics at Christmas are stuck in this high blood sugar rut, and when it comes to correcting, we either fail miserably or we go low and have to stock up on the sugary treats again. I have had a crazy couple weeks with high blood sugars and the food that keeps getting brought home isn't really helping!
I think that the important thing though is for diabetics to enjoy Christmas. To indulge and enjoy what there is to offer because diabetics are real people too....
We enjoy cake and chocolate, pies and mash potatoes, glasses of milk and egg nog, M&M's and syrup. We like to sit around and do nothing and check our blood sugar when we feel like it. We like to ignore or vibrating pumps sometimes and change the reservoir at the last second.
Once Christmas and New Years has past, then we can get back to our regular routines, but just this week, let's all enjoy.