It is almost here! The preparations and general business are about to culminate in the few days we spend with family and friends for the holiday. If you have been working hard to keep your diabetes in check, this time may prevent a few extra challenges to keep your blood sugars at the proper levels. You don't have to completely skip the fried turkey, jalapeño cornbread, or pecan pie. Enjoy the holiday foods you like, just be sure to consume it in moderation and to check your blood sugars a little more frequently than usual. As mentioned before, the American Diabetes Association is full of great information. A few tips to navigate the holiday can be found at their website.
Once the hustle and bustle of the holidays fades away the management of your diabetes and blood sugars shouldn't. As you all know, there are many aspects to living with this condition and your podiatrist is an important part of your healthcare team. Dr. Thomajan and the staff here at Austin Foot & Ankle Specialists want to remind you to make an appointment and come in for a foot assessment. New ADA "2010 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes" recommend that anyone living with diabetes visit their podiatrist for a yearly assessment. Keep an eye on your mailbox for more information about this in the next few weeks.
Have a happy holiday and enjoy the season!