Diabetes 9 to 5: Tips to Help You Manage Your Diabetes at Work
Controlling symptoms is critical to controlling your diabetes. Here's how experts say you can do the job while on the job.
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5. Be sure to stay well hydrated throughout the day, says Heller. "Sometimes we confuse hunger with thirst. So make sure you know your symptoms."
6. When that office birthday party or holiday celebration rolls around, you can almost always participate by taking just a small sliver of cake, says Heller. If no one knows you have diabetes, you can still keep your secret.
7. Keep "stress foods" on hand -- healthy snacks that can help control your blood sugar during highly stressful workdays and keep your emotions on track. Synder suggests nuts, protein bars, and nutrition shakes, which, he says, are all portable, can be quickly eaten, and won't spoil when kept in a desk drawer or even a locker.