Health Tip: Manage Diabetes During the Holidays

(HealthDay News) -- The holiday season can be difficult to navigate if you have diabetes. But with proper planning you can stay healthy, the American Diabetes Association says.

The ADA offers this advice:

  • Focus on timing. If your meal will be later than usual, eat a snack before to keep your blood sugar where it needs to be.

  • Stay active during the holiday season, to compensate for overeating.

  • Eat healthier versions of holiday foods.

  • Keep portion sizes small.

  • Eat lots of vegetables.