As we approach the summer season, our thoughts turn to barbecues, picnics, amusement parks, and road trips to the beach.
Of course, the first step to take when you have diabetes is to consult a diabetes educator who has the training to advise you on how to best manage your condition. We asked the experts at the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) to answer some questions and provide tips.
Q: I am going to a summer barbecue. How can I best enjoy the event, but still eat carefully?
A: Summer barbecues and picnics can offer a tempting array of unhealthy choices. Knowing how to create a well-balanced meal helps keep your blood sugar level as close to normal as possible. Here are some summertime tips to help you keep your cool: