Not many people want to talk about diabetes during the holidays. This is likely because we have enough stress in our lives without having to worrying about blood sugars or maybe it is because food plays such a central role in activities this time of year. Most people do not realize that keeping blood sugars on target helps you have more energy and feel better – it may even improve your mood. Here are some ideas you may find helpful if you have made a commitment to keeping your blood sugars under control this holiday season.
Type 2 Diabetes has tripled in the last 30 years, and much of the increase correlates to the dramatic upsurge in obesity. Currently sixty-one percent of the adult population is classified as overweight or obese with a parallel increase in overweight children and adolescents. Currently diabetes afflicts more than 20.6 million people in the United States with Type 2 accounting for up to 95 percent of all cases.