Continous monitoring and Christmas

So a lot of people wrongly assume that diabetics are not allowed sugar. Yes sugar in high doses is not great, yes it would be a better choice to make by eating something that does not have sugar in it, but to say that diabetics are never allowed sugar is to say that you do not understand how insulin works.

Diabetics and non-diabetics “process” sugar every day, every minute. The difference is that a type 1 (or insulin dependant) diabetic has no intrinsic insulin of their own, they have to match the “dose” of sugar/carb ingested to a dose of insulin injected in order to “mop-up” or get the glucose molecule into he cell (that needs the glucose).

So around Christmas and parties in general type 1’s can also join the fare, but in moderation and with wisdom. There are also so many clever recipes now making lovely eats but with far fewer carbs/straight sugar in them. Equally delicious and require less insulin in order not to overshoot to a high reading.

I am more than willing to answer questions regarding Christmas carbs and how to dose to match your carb intake with your insulin dose as is the innate team Рcontact us via :

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