Holiday gatherings often fall outside traditional meal times, making it challenging to eat according to your regular schedule. When holiday events make it onto your calendar, create a plan to cope with unusual meal times to ensure your body’s needs are met.
Don’t skip breakfast, lunch or healthy snacking during the day with the idea of saving carbs for the big meal later on. Skipping meals can make it harder to manage your blood sugar.
If you take medications such as insulin injections or pills to regulate blood sugar, you may need a snack to tide you over to prevent a low blood sugar reaction.
Reach out to your primary care provider or diabetes educator if you need extra help managing mealtime changes during the holidays.