Tomorrow is Thanksgiving: do you have D-plan in place?  On this note, and in keeping with this year's Holiday Survival Stories Contest announced this week, I'm revisiting this little tongue-in-cheek pre-feast post from 2006 (still timely!) today:

Are You Holiday-Ready?

News nuggets from around the diabetes community

NEWSFLASH: FDA Clears Dexcom Share Direct
Dexcom gets regulatory approval of its 'on-the-go' mobile apps for CGM data-sharing.
State of the Union: It's Time to Cure Diabetes
President launching new precision medicine initiative to better treat, cure diseases like diabetes.
'Robotic Pancreas' Appears On American Idol
Carlos Santana's nephew Adam Lasher shows off Dexcom G4 during live performance.

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No, really.  Are you ready for the season of making merry by way of overeating and drinking?Holidayeatingsign_1

If there's one thing I've learned about "eating diabetic," it's that I only feel deprived when I'm around others who are munching away, carefree-like.  Crap!  I can't just eat that.  It's not that simple, you know!  Well, yeah, I could eat it, but my whole BG day will go to hell.  Oh, nevermind...

Want to find out how ready you are?  For a little something different on this month's dLife column, I have prepared the Essential Holiday Season Prep Quiz.  Here's an excerpt:

Q) What's the first thing you do when it hits you that the Holiday Season is imminent?

  1. Start an immediate crash diet, from Nov.1 till Thanksgiving Day
  2. Volunteer to do all the cooking yourself this year, in pursuit of ahealthy menu, and then stay up nights stressing as you surf the Net for recipes
  3. Make an appointment to hassle your nutritionist about what the heck you should do for the next three months?
  4. Book a strategically timed getaway to Club Med Ixtapa

And guess which one I picked?  Read the column to find out.  And don't forget to report back here with scores.  How ready are you, People? (How ready can we ever be?)

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Don't forget to share your Best & Worst holiday stories this year, for some great community empathy and a chance to win awesome prizes.

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