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Diabetes Management Through The Holidays

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By Brittany Cooper

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Holiday parties can be very tempting, but if you're on the verge of diabetes, you have to be extra careful.

Especially when it comes to alcohol. A single serving of alcohol usually includes about 100 calories. That's if you have just a glass of beer or a single shot. The more sugar, the more the blood sugars rise and that's not good.

Diabetes develops over five to ten years according to local health experts.

But the springtime is when they see the highest number of people being newly diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.

"My personal philosophy is the five to seven pounds weight that most americans experience during the holidays plus not exercising as much as they did during the summer and adding in the sweets and all of the other during the holidays is just enough to put people over the edge into what is diabetes, rather than pre–diabetes," says Anne Bybee, R.N., Certified Diabetes Educator, St. Luke's.

There is a free diabetes clinic this Wednesday, December 5th from three to seven.

It will be held at 115 5th Avenue West in Jerome. Services include an eye screening, foot examination, nutrition education and much more.


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