What’s the deal with festivals?
Festivals are celebrated all over the world and are times of excitement, decorations, presents and ofcourse rich and delicious food!
Keeping off the goodies might just get a little difficult.
For people with diabetes, this surely is a testing time.
Be sure to have a good time, but don’t take any chances with your blood sugar levels.
Fasting vs. feasting
Festivals mean fasting, feasting or both and can make you lose control over your blood sugar levels
For people with diabetes, there is a thin line between fasting and feasting
Cut on calories not enjoyment
Festive season means a variety of food and a lot of socializing with family and friends.
It is quite possible that you may be less cautious about dieting.1
Watch your drinks
When choosing your drink, keep in mind the calories that it can add up.
The non-vegetarian spread
During many festivals, non-vegetarian food rules the tables.1 Beware of your fat intake!
Rules of fasting in diabetes
Be it any type of fasting and for any reason (religious or other), you may need to go for long hours without eating any food. And if you are suffering from diabetes, this can take a toll on your blood sugar levels.
Festivals can be stressful too! Prevent the build-up of stress as it can shoot up your blood sugar levels1
Festivals are times of enjoyment with friends and family. Make the most of this to stay active.
Aim for 30 minutes of activity, 5 days a week
However busy you are, it is important to test your blood glucose and take your medicines on time.
Manage your blood sugar levels during festivals with these simple hacks
Managing your diabetes is in your hands. This festive season, use these hacks and be a little witty with your choices.