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Holiday Cheer or Fear?

November 18, 2008

Some people love the holidays. The singing, the shopping, the smells of sugar cookies baking in the oven. There’s sparkling, colorful lights, families sitting down to share a meal together, and of course, presents!

Then there are others who hate the holidays. The stress of finding the perfect gift, the hoards of people pushing and shoving, overcooking the turkey. Christmas music that starts on Halloween, insane family relatives who force you to sleep on the couch, long lines at airports…

And of course, for those of us with diabetes, it’s a non-stop carb fest from the fourth week of November until well after the New Year’s (What? You think the candy and cookies just poof into thin air on January 1?). Blood sugars bounce off the walls with the constant influx of chocolates, cookies, carb-filled mashed potatoes, stuffing and my personal favorite: candied yams and marshmallows.

Control? What control?

But the diabetes community is coming to the rescue! Amy at Diabetes Mine has started a new holiday sweepstakes contest called the “Holiday Survival Sweepstakes.” Each week there are wonderful prizes available to those of you who answer the question of the week with the best, most helpful answer. When all is said and done, we’re going to collect these bits of information and compile them into an ebook that the entire community can use as inspiration and guidance during the rest of the year. And best of all: it’s free!


Along with Amy, Scott Johnson and I will be judging your answers and I’m really excited to see what kinds of tips and tricks you come up with. There are already quite a few comments for the first day, so hurry on over, check out the awesome prizes and then chip in with your own two cents.

  1. November 18, 2008 11:51 PM

    I’m excited. I love free stuff. Not to mention that I can’t wait to get the compiled tips! That will be so very cool! 🙂


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