A T1D Thanksgiving Feast
Editor’s note: This article was originally written in 2017. In 2021, we know the holidays are still looking a bit different. If you need help navigating the holidays right now with diabetes, visit CoronavirusDiabetes.org for some general guidelines.
On November 7, 2008, my then 21-month-old son was diagnosed with T1D. We were drowning in all of the emotions that come with a T1D diagnosis, and on top of that, just a few short weeks later, we were faced with our first major (food-centric) holiday — Thanksgiving.
We all know that there isn’t anything “off-limits” for a person with T1D, but for parents who were just learning the ropes of T1D this holiday occurring so early on in our journey brought on some major anxiety. Needless to say, it didn’t take me long to begin exploring lower-carb alternatives to some of our Thanksgiving staples.
For those of you that may find yourselves in the same boat of navigating a Thanksgiving meal with T1D, I wanted to share some recipes for a complete Thanksgiving meal. All are some healthier/lower-carb alternatives to many traditional Thanksgiving dishes.
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Hopefully, one, a handful, or all of these recipes will help you navigate Thanksgiving this year! Be sure to also check out these Thanksgiving tips for extra help.