The Season of Forgiveness (For Your Holiday Blood Glucose Levels)

Tis the season to eat chocolate
Fa la la la la, la la la la
Don’t forget to take a shot for it
Fa la la la la, la la la la
Don we now our CGM sites
La la la, la la la, la, la la
Forgive yourself for naughty blood sugars
Fa la la la la, la la la la

(Or. Well. Something like that.) My first rule of thumb for holiday eating: obviously remember to count your carbs and take your insulin, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you forget something or miscalculate or something. (My second rule of thumb is to be careful with your holiday drinking! Alcohol affects different peoples’ blood sugars differently, so make sure you know how it’s going to affect you before you partake in that eggnog.)

For those of you out there who celebrate it, Merry Christmas! I’ll see you guys later in my post-holiday fuzz.

Have a Thanksgiving* Eve Post

Just a reminder on this Thanksgiving* eve that if you’ve got plans to celebrate Thanksgiving tomorrow, relax, take your insulin, but don’t beat yourself up if your blood sugars are off–if you’re hanging out in the 200-300 after a holiday meal, give yourself room for error. I never expect perfection during holiday meals because it’s so hard to measure everything and count accurately. So long as I’m below 400 and so long as I come down within a couple of hours after the last part of the meal I’m happy.

If you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving*, have a happy Thursday!

*Disclaimer: I don’t like Thanksgiving all that much for a lot of reasons, mostly surrounding its hypocritical roots and the way people tend to talk about food during the meal