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10 Ways to Plan Healthier Holidays

The holiday season is here! This time of the year makes many of us think about festive gatherings and spending time with loved ones. It is important to remember how to manage your diabetes while you take part in the holiday fun.

Tips for Carb Counting in Tricky Situations

If you do need to count carbs, these quick tips will help guide you - especially when you eat out.

VIDEO: Canned and Frozen Fruits

Canned and frozen fruits are a good alternative to fresh -- especially in the winter time. Here’s a few ways you can incorporate fruit into drinks and treats.

VIDEO: More Healthy Side Dishes for the Holidays

Festive side dish ideas to help you fill half of your plate with non-starchy vegetables.

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Fun Holiday Meals

See how you can fit in classic comfort dishes into this year's holiday season featuring recipes from The Perfect Diabetes Comfort Food Collection by Robyn Webb, MS!

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