I love them, period. As a young Italian boy there were always mounds of cookies at every family Christmas gathering. Everything and anything you can think of, it was marvelous! My favorite cookie is my Grandmother’s sugar cookies. Hands down, the best!
However, I do not forget that I am a diabetic. Here are two things that help me get through the holiday season without my blood sugars going nuts. First is moderation, give in, have a cookie or two or three even. Cover with the appropriate amount of insulin and take a break for awhile and let everything balance back out. If you keep eating and snacking and eating your blood sugar will never level out for an honest reading.
Second, test, test, test! I probably test 25-50% more around the holidays, it’s my once of prevention to keep my sugars in check!
One final note, if some food, whether it be cookies or any food looks rich and exotic, causally ask what’s in it. Note anything crazy like corn syrup or other things that may be waiting to spike your sugars. If they can’t tell you simply pass it up, better safe than sorry.
What’s your favorite cookie?
What do you do to keep your diabetes in check around the holidays?