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The Sweet Life team is taking a (much needed!) holiday from today till the 9th of January 2012. Hooray!

We’ll be back then to finish off the second issue of Sweet Life magazine, which will be sent out in the middle of February 2012. Make sure you’ve signed up, here!

Before we go, though, here are our Top 3 Tips for Surviving the Festive Season Diabetically ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. If you’re going to a party where they’re serving ‘snacks’ (i.e. food that you know isn’t good for you or your blood sugar), make sure you eat before you go to the party. If you’re not at all hungry it will be easier to resist the tempting snacks.
  2. December is drinking season – but drink in moderation. Alcohol effects everyone’s blood sugar differently, but a good rule of thumb is to drink a glass of water after every alcoholic drink, limit your intake and test your blood sugar regularly to avoid any scary lows or highs.
  3. Take time out to relax! Diabetes can be a bit of an exhausting condition, what with it being with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. Take some time out this festive season to treat yourself, to unwind, and to refresh before the new year.

We look forward to seeing you then!

Here’s wishing you all the best for the festive season and the New Year…. We’re so happy to have you as part of the Sweet Life community.

Happy holidays!
Bridget, Sweet Life editor

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