The holidays are upon us! Which for us PWDs means spending time with friends, family and coworkers, who are generally well-intentioned but often try to "help us out" with what they know from Oprah, or something they heard from the friend of a friend's cousin who knows about diabetes from what he read while standing in the grocery store aisle. Ugh!

Yes, the "diabetes police" often come out of the woodwork during the holidays. So how do you best navigate family gatherings and holiday parties without losing your cool?

Our talented cartoonist and funny guy Mike Lawson has some hints! He's created a video guide to help us out during these holiday times.

Please check out: The DiabetesMine Guide to Enjoying Your Holiday Meals!

Wanna share some of the most irksome comments you've heard during the holidays? Or tips you might have in dealing with them? Let us know...

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