If you suffer from disabling diabetes in New York, you know how difficult it can be to continue to watch your diet and take care of yourself during the holidays. Whether you’re having trouble saying no to all the holiday sweets or you’re attempting to travel a long distance to see family and friends, here are a few tips for managing your diabetes and still enjoying the season:

  • If you will be traveling or staying with family, be sure you pack enough medication and testing supplies to get you through the trip. Also, keep snacks and glucose tablets nearby – just in case. You may also want to check your blood sugar more often than usual; the change in routine and diet may cause fluctuations. 
  • Have a healthy snack before you head out to holiday dinners, and try to bring a snack or covered dish that is in line with your diet plan. Enjoy holiday foods in moderation, and try to choose low-salt and low-sugar options. Alcohol may also be a concern, so you may want to limit your intake to one drink. Talk with your doctor if you have any questions about what to watch out for. 
  • Be creative with your exercise routine during the holidays. Consider going for a walk after dinner to see the neighborhood light display, or get your family members involved in an active game. With a little planning and forethought, you can enjoy your time with family and friends AND take care of yourself over the holidays. 

If you are having difficulty completing your activities of daily living or otherwise finding that your diabetes significantly interferes with your life, speak with one of our experienced and friendly New York Social Security disability lawyers today at 1-855-614-4351. Our White Plains disability lawyers wish you a happy and safe holiday season.