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Healthy Holiday Quiz (Especially for diabetics)

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

1. You're attending a neighborhood pot-luck party. Which horsd'oeuvre staple is your best bet?
a. A handful of nuts
b. Pigs in a blanket
c. Cheese and crackers

Answer: a. If your main concern is glucose control, you need to watch out for carbohydrates, which can cause a big spike in blood sugar. Nuts are relatively low in carbs and contain healthy fats and protein. Cheese is your second-best choice, but skip the high-carb accompaniments like crackers or jam.

2. You're meeting friends for holiday cocktails. Which beverage will least affect your blood glucose level?
a. Beer
b. Wine
c. A gin and tonic

Answer: b. Though beer and tonic water may not taste particularly sweet, both are high in carbohydrates compared to dry (non-sweet) wines. But before you indulge, it's important to talk to your doctor, since alcohol and diabetes can be a dangerous mix. Drinking can camouflage the symptoms of low blood sugar, decrease your will power to make smart food choices, and impair your liver's ability to regulate your blood glucose level. So if you do drink, know your limit and stick to it.

3. Your office holiday party is tonight. The best time to test your blood glucose is:
a. Before the party
b. After the party
c. Both

Answer: c. Yes, it's a pain to drag your glucometer to a party, but it's the only way to tell whether your blood glucose is in a safe range. Try to test shortly before eating and again two hours afterward.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MISSDAISY23 1/3/2013 1:01PM

    emoticon for sharing!

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BENDER7 1/2/2013 9:19PM

    Good to know--thanks for sharing the info

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PATTISTAMPS 1/2/2013 12:58PM

    While I don't have any issues with blood sugar, it runs in the family, so I do try to avoid the highs that can come from sugar and carbs.. Thanks for sharing!

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ARTJAC 1/2/2013 12:08AM


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123ELAINE456 1/1/2013 11:08PM

  Awesome Quiz. And very helpful. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Enjoy Today. Take Care.

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1CRAZYDOG 1/1/2013 8:29PM

    Excellent quiz, and being type 2 diabetic, I am proud to say I got all 3 answers right. It is sooooo important to always be learning how to best take care of yourself. If you do, you body will take care of you -- that's your reward!

Happy New Year! Blessings, abundance, happiness and good health.

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SHERYLDS 1/1/2013 6:54PM

    interesting.....didn't know about the wine
Happy New Year

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MS.ELENI 1/1/2013 6:50PM


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SAS202554 1/1/2013 5:43PM

  I have been diagnosed with pre diabetes. This is good info for me. Thanks!!

Comment edited on: 1/1/2013 5:43:53 PM

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