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It’s the Holidays and We All Know What That Means!

** This post originally appeared on Ninjabetic’s blog as a guest post on November 22, 2010.  Posted here simply for archival purposes

When George, aka Ninjabetic, asked if I’d be interested in doing a guest post, I was more than happy to oblige.  George is one of those guys you can form an instant bond with and I consider him to be a close friend.  His ability to find enjoyment in something  at any given moment is amazing.  As is his love of bacon, but I digress…

As the holiday season closes in upon us, we are once again thrust into 5 or 6 weeks of insanity.  I try to not even leave the house on Black Friday, do 90% of my shopping online and will seriously consider severing my own foot to avoid having to set it inside a shopping mall.

Lots of foods and goodies around and stress of wanting everything to go right during the holidays can make for a few weeks of being constantly on the ol’ glucocoaster.  And that’s ok.  We’re not perfect and shouldn’t expect ourselves to be.

And the D-police we’re bound to run into? Most of them just want to help so,  after you get them to pass the yams, try to have a brief, but insightful, conversation about why you CAN eat that.  And if that doesn’t work, feel free ask them “Why are you still talking?”.  Maybe take a stack of the Diabetes Etiquette Cards from the Behavioral Diabetes Institute along with you to hand out at the door?  Tell folks there WILL be a test at about the time the turkey overdose starts to kick in.

Other folks get stressed this time of year too.  Try and remember that a simple “please”, “thank you”,  “can I help?”, holding a door open for someone, or just a “Merry Christmas” can go a long way.  It really can be just the littlest thing this time of year that can at least give a brief respite to the constant turmoil the holidays can bring.

Well with all that being said I wish you all a correction-bolus free holiday season with much warmth and joy for you, your loved ones and friends.

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