Friends, family, fellowship and food. It is safe to say that many holiday traditions center around the kitchen table. Food is an important part of any celebration, and nothing says Thanksgiving quite like grandma’s pecan pie. For those living with diabetes, however, managing blood sugar levels during the holidays can be stressful.

Planning ahead is an important first step when it comes to managing your diabetes during the holiday season. With a healthy holiday plan, you can still enjoy your holiday favorites while also controlling your blood sugar levels.

Elizabeth Parker is the rural health and nutrition extension agent at Lancaster County Cooperative Extension.

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