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Diabetic-Friendly Tips for a Sweet Easter and Passover

By Ayana Young

The smell of spring is in the air. Blooming trees, fresh-cut grass and the crisp, clean scent of, wait, what is that? Marshmallow peeps, sugary fruit slices and matzah?!

Yes, they are here, too. And just like the daffodils, those delightfully decadent treats that come with Easter and Passover can simply not be denied.

Diabetic-Friendly Holidays

But, if you have Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) or a tiny T1D in the house, this time of year brings both squeals of excitement and gasps of deep concern. How much is too much?

As with anything, it’s all about moderation – and monitoring the carbohydrates. So as you enter these holiday days, keep the following carb counters within reach to make sure you – or those you love – are not consuming too much.

This time of year also brings a certain amount of adult toasting and glass clinking. Moderation is needed here, too, as alcohol also is loaded with hidden carbs — and other potential unwanted effects. So, keep this Drinking Safely with T1D tip sheet handy, too.

PRINT THIS Easter candy carb counter in English or Spanish.

Easter card counter

credit: JDRF as a part of the JDRF-Beyond Type 1 Alliance

PRINT THIS Seder plate carb counter in English or Spanish.

Seder plat carb counter
credit: JDRF as a part of the JDRF-Beyond Type 1 Alliance

CLICK OVER to this Passover candy, food and wine carb counter.

Here’s to anything dipped in chocolate! Happy Holidays.

Editor’s note: This content was originally published by JDRF as a part of the JDRF-Beyond Type 1 Alliance.

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