Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy, but also be mindful of what you’re eating

Thanksgiving is exactly one week from today. For many of us, it’s a day that we look forward to, to relax and overindulge, but for those with diabetes, it can be a challenge to choose what to eat and what to skip. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.

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According to the CDC research released in 2020 34.2 million Americans have diabetes, that’s about one in every ten Americans. While another 88 million, or 1 in 3 have prediabetes. Thanksgiving can be a challenge for millions as they have to balance what they want to eat, without spiking their blood sugar level. Before the big day, dieticians suggest that people with diabetes create a plan of what they’re going to eat and not. Also, do not skip eating breakfast or lunch on Thanksgiving.

Also to keep in mind the portions that you’re eating and check your blood sugar regularly. In addition to keeping in mind what you’re going to drink, not only during Thanksgiving but throughout the day. And finally, to keep moving after you and plan to walk around the block a few times to help the food start to digest. For 89 9 KRPS, I’m Fred Fletcher-Fierro


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