Tips for Helping Your Kiddos Manage Their Diabetes Through the Holidays

Is there anything better than Christmas from a child’s perspective? Santa Clause, reindeer, and visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads. I know when I was a kid, I typically started planning out my Christmas list the day after Halloween. I remember one year, a friend of mine invited me on a sleigh ride, and we sang Christmas carols, and there was little more exciting than the holiday party my class had before winter break.

However, with all there is to look forward to, so much of it centers around sweet treats and sugary beverages. Moderating your diet while participating in holiday festivities can be difficult for adults, but for kids? Well, that’s pretty tough.

In the video below, Michelle Dennison with the Harold Hamm Oklahoma Diabetes Center offers some tips for helping your kiddos get through the season without feeling deprived OR neglecting their glucose control. Take a look!

Happy Holidays!


L.D. and her eleven-year-old lab, Eleanor Rigby Fitzgerald, moved from Seattle to Grand Rapids earlier this year, and are currently enjoying exploring their new city! She likes books, music, movies, running, and being outdoors as much as possible.

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