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Holidays Pose Challenge for Managing Diabetes

12/16/18

  11:07:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 218 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Diabetes, Primary care, MedBen WellLiving

Holidays Pose Challenge for Managing Diabetes

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Eating healthy during the holidays is hard enough for most people... but for individuals with diabetes, it can be even more difficult. The American Diabetes Association (via HealthDay) offers these tips:

  • 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.

In addition to diet considerations, it's equally important for diabetics to follow their doctor's recommendations for medications or insulin injections and glucose (blood sugar) readings. And if you're overdue for your annual wellness exam, please make a point of scheduling a visit as soon as possible.

MedBen WellLiving places an emphasis on helping your employees reduce their odds of developing Type 2 diabetes. Health plan members who are found to be at risk for the disease based on their claims history receive customized counseling from a RN Health Consultant via our Specialty Care Program.

Through one-on-one coaching, complemented by educational materials and other resources, plan members can reduce their chances of developing diabetes and the complications that accompany it. For more information about Specialty Care through MedBen WellLiving, contact Vice President of Sales & Marketing Brian Fargus at bfargus@medben.com.

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