Managing the Holidays With Diabetes

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For people with diabetes or even pre-diabetes, holiday parties present challenges. There’s a great deal of temptation to sway from a diet and eat large holiday meals, sample sugary desserts, and to increase alcohol consumption over the holiday season.  How can you manage the temptation without risking your health? 

The American Association of Diabetes Educators provide useful tips for patients in managing their condition.  Clinic on the image to the right to access the AADE Holiday Toolkit -- an informational resource that provides not only tips on how to manage the holiday temptations, but also how to prepare diabetic friendly meals. 

As the Toolkit say, "If you follow these strategies, you can maintain your blood sugar levels and enjoy the parties and gatherings along with everyone else. But, just like everything else with diabetes, you have to take a few extra steps!


Great Lakes Clinical Trials is currently seeking volunteers with type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes and other complications related to diabetes such as diabetic neuropathy and fatty liver disease, to participate in our research studies.  Our research is led by board-certified physicians and registered dieticians and is provided at no cost to you. 

For more information you can visit our study information pages here or simply complete the fields below and one of our research staff will be in touch with you shortly. 

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