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Pay attention to your diet

During the winter, people tend to exercise less and eat and sleep more than is normally recommended, but if you still choose to do so, even though this may be bad for your overall health, then at least try to choose healthy snacks when you sit on the couch and binge watching your favorite movies and TV shows.

First of all, one of the most important things that you have to keep in mind when it comes to choosing your snacks is to reach for lower calorie and lower carb foods, such as raw veggies, nuts, popcorn or boiled eggs.

You can also try these winter foods to manage diabetes: fenugreek, carrot, orange, guava, spinach, beetroot, cinnamon, sweet potato, and clove.

 

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Take care of your mood

According to the American Psychiatric Association, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that affects about 5% of people and is generally more common in women than in men. This type of depression occurs during the winter because people are less exposed to sunlight and therefore less vitamin D.

The most common symptoms of SAD include anxiety, stress, sadness, irritability and fatigue. According to David Spero, RN, a contributor to Diabetes Self-Management, “depression interferes with diabetes management.”

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