This Thanksgiving, Dr. Karen Smith, family medicine doctor for BSA Urgent Care, shares a few tips for ways those with diabetes can stay safe and healthy over the holiday weekend.
If you have diabetes, please remember these three tips as you celebrate Thanksgiving:
1. If you are going to cheat on your healthy diet, cheat smart. If you have sweets or starches, which break down as sugar, have a piece of protein to balance out your blood sugar.
2. Watch your salt intake. If other people are cooking the whole meal or side dishes, request they let guests season their own food with salt and pepper at the table. Salt immediately raises your blood sugar and can trigger heart failure emergencies.
3. If you are feeling very tired or thirsty, check your blood sugar to see if it has dropped or spiked.
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