it can be hard to ignore the call of those brightly colored bags of candy. This is especially true if you trick yourself, saying it’s for the kids when it’s really for you. If you’ve deprived yourself of all things sweet, cravings for candy only grow stronger.
Some people with diabetes think they can't eat Halloween candy. Sugar is a carb so it will raise your blood sugar, but that doesn't make candy forbidden.
Hunger is often the first symptom of a decrease in your blood glucose, and simply indicates that it’s time to eat. As your blood glucose decreases, symptoms of hypoglycemia can make it difficult to continue your current activity. Severe hypoglycemia can become serious and must be recognized and treated.
Do you (or does someone you care about) have prediabetes or diabetes? If you've bought (or buy) a copy of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes, you are invited to join us for a special event: a complimentary one-hour webinar* with the authors, Michelle May MD and Megrette Fletcher MEd RD CDE.
Sometimes people forget that they have taken their diabetes medication and accidentally take two doses. If this happens, don’t panic; call your provider. She will likely ask you to monitor your blood sugars more frequently that day and then she will evaluate if additional treatment is necessary. You may be asked to make slight changes to your diet (eating more carbohydrates) or exercise less for a certain number of hours.
There are many proven strategies for overcoming the inertia of the familiar that we’ve incorporated into our books and mindful eating programs. Perhaps one or two of these strategies will help you get unstuck too!