Holiday Overindulgence Risky for People With Type 2 Diabetes

Health News / Tips & Trends / Celebrity Health

SATURDAY, Nov. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Overindulging in holiday food can pose serious risks for people with type 2 diabetes, an expert warns.

“If you are someone who is not in good control of your diabetes throughout the year, the holiday season can really make your situation worse,” Dr. Laila Tabatabai, an endocrinologist with Houston Methodist Hospital, said in a hospital news release.

“If you are not mindful, eating foods with too many carbohydrates or sugars can send your blood sugar levels into a dangerously high range,” she cautioned.

There are a number of ways that people with diabetes can prevent their blood sugar levels from soaring during the holidays.

“Try to eat two or three special things that you only see during the holiday season, like grandma’s dressing or your aunt’s special dessert, and avoid sampling everything,” Tabatabai said. “If you have to bring a dish, fix something…

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