Posted on April 03 2012
Easter: it’s a time for family, a time for food and - for many - a time for lots and lots of candy. It's the one time of year when it’s OK to eat a few extra treats. However, even though this can be wonderful for some, for those who have diabetes it can be absolute torture.
Obviously, monitoring your glucose levels daily and then gorging on chocolate an sweets isn’t a grand idea for diabetics, and it can be difficult, especially for children, to watch family and friends indulge while they can't. So, how can you indulge during this spring holiday? There are many other treats besides sweets to give during Easter. A diabetic Easter basket can hold flowers, other sugar-free food treats, little gifts, and even chocolate and sweets safe for diabetics (although keep in mind that diabetic chocolate sometimes has a laxative effect if eaten in abundance).
Plan out your Easter weekend. While continuing to monitor your glucose levels with your monitor throughout the day, it might be a good idea to plan how and when you will indulge in Easter treats. That way, you can still be a part of the Easter celebration, but in a better, healthier way for you and your body.
For more information and resources on Diabetes and blood glucose testing, feel free to visit the Diabetes Treatment and Monitoring section of our Health Resources page on our website. Have a safe and happy Easter everyone!