For some this sounds like a crazy idea. I want to enjoy my Christmas, I don't want to have to worry that I'm being quite because my blood sugar is low or high. I want to be in my zone and be myself for the holidays. The self discipline will have to be at it's best but I will also need to step up my pump management. Usually if I'm heading to a party I will take four to six units of insulin to cover my meal and any food that I will eat before hand. That plan has not proven to be so successful in the past. This year I plan on taking insulin for everything that I'm going to eat, no more taking insulin and hoping for the best. Another option will be to set a six or eight unit square bolus for two hours. The hope would be that the insulin is working during the entire party and any food that I will eat will be covered. In the past it was just six units at once, I believe the more units and them being stretched out for the entirety of the party could work best.
The holidays are always interesting, I'm still learning but I believe I'm close to solve this mystery. I'd love to hear what others do to mange their diabetes during the holidays. I wish that everyone has a very safe and happy holiday!!