Halloween Candy + Diabetes = A Big Challenge
With today being Halloween and tomorrow, November 1st is the beginning of #Diabetes Awareness Month, I thought I would right basically a quick PSA.
If you are anything like me, the candy desires hit a ridiculous level only three or four times a year, but Halloween is the worst. Over the last month, in my local #CVS, they’ve had incredible deals on #Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. They were displayed at least fourteen times between the front entrance to the pharmacy counter. UGH!
If you are a #diabetic, either get out an walk a ton early in the day, eat only low carb foods, and have the ability to limit yourself, it is best to avoid candy altogether. For me, my cholesterol is currently high and with the #heart and coronary artery disease issues I have dealt with, it is best for me to just say no!
Don’t worry, I will be out handing candy to the kids (one piece each), but I am sure I will be chopping on a fresh apple while doing it.
If you would like more information on diabetes awareness and prevention, visit the website of the American Diabetes Association.
Keep moving and keep living!
Michael Donohoe is passionate about two things…diabetes advocacy and digital marketing.
Michael openly shares the need to increase diabetes awareness through social media and speaking opportunities. He is in the process of creating aA1CWellness.com. This site will serve as “Your Guide to Relevant Diabetic Information on the Web”.
In marketing, Michael executes profitable programs using inbound marketing (certified), digital content marketing development, digital/mobile strategy and production and social media marketing (some would say he is an “enthusiast”) with an emphasis on project leadership. As a marketing specialist, Michael reigns in the power of social media/blogging (content marketing), effectively identifies the target, creates key online elements, analyzes the behavior of the users through key performance indicators and adapts programs when necessary.
In either passion, Michael focuses on measurable success for the diabetic (their A1C level) and the client (profitability and KPI…key performance indicator goals).