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Health Tip: Keeping Diabetes in Check During the Holidays

Eat right and get enough rest

(HealthDay News) -- The holidays are a time of busy schedules, get-togethers and lots of food. If you have diabetes, it can be a tricky time of year.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these suggestions:

  • Stick to your regular plans for exercise, diet and sleep schedule as much as possible.
  • Eat regularly throughout the day, and use only a small plate.
  • Fill up first on fruits, veggies and healthy fare, avoiding heavier recipes and alcohol.
  • Check blood sugar often, ideally more often than usual.

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