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Managing Diabetes During Festive Season

Written by
Dr. Lochana .k
and medically reviewed by Dr. Nagaraj

Published on Nov 09, 2020 and last reviewed on Dec 17, 2021   -  4 min read


All the festivals are indirectly a danger sign for diabetic patients. Read this article to know more about how to handle the festivals.

Managing Diabetes During Festive Season


Festival always comes with joy. People prefer to express them by sharing sweets and chocolates. It is no doubt it will attract everyone right from children to the elderly. The individuals who should be under self-control start losing it and binge eat on sweets. This is dangerous for people with diabetes. However, there is a common misconception that eating even the smallest amount of sugars and chocolates can be harmful to diabetic patients. It is completely not true. It is possible to replace added sugars with sugar substitutes.

What Is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a condition in which there are excess levels of sugar or glucose in the blood. This happens due to the resistance of insulin. Diabetes can happen when there is ineffective production of insulin or reduced production of insulin. When the excessive levels are not controlled, it might result in damage to the kidney, eyes, nerves, and several other organs. There are three types of diabetes. They are:

What Are the Symptoms of Diabetes?

The general symptoms of diabetes include:

How Does Festival Influence Diabetes?

A lot of diabetic people lose their diet control during the festival season. They forget to carry their Insulin and related diabetes medications the whole festive time. Even though diabetes should not stop you from your enjoyment, you should not be careless. A single moment of temptation to eat excessive sweets and snacks could shoot up the sugar level to abnormally high. Will-power should be developed in an individual during these situations. If you have tried many exercises and workouts for a healthy life, all your attempts could be in vain if you lose your control in such situations.

What Are the Health Tips to Be Followed During Festival Season?

There are a few ways that can be helpful for you to stay more conscious about health:

What Are the Things to Be Avoided During Festivals?

Diabetic patients should avoid a few things to keep their health on track. They are:

What Are the Complications of Excessive Sugar Consumption for Diabetic Patients?

The recommended level of calories from sugar is 200 calories each day. The Americans are estimated to consume a level of 270 calories. It can cause damage to the brain, skin, joints, and teeth. The several complications associated with diabetes are:

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Last reviewed at:
17 Dec 2021  -  4 min read




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