Have a Safe and Happy Memorial Day Weekend

The Memorial Day weekend is in full force right now, with plenty of things going on. While you’re traveling and enjoying the good company of family and friends, it’s important to stay safe during all of the festivities. Whether you’re grilling or enjoying a meal out, remember to make smart decisions for your health.

We talk a lot about doing the right thing to improve your health on this blog. But that’s not what this post is about. This post is about remembering what Memorial Day is all about. Sure, it’s the unofficial start to summer and all of the weekend events include parties and gatherings, but let’s remember what the weekend is all about; honoring those who have served this great country of ours. This day represents a day of remembrance for those men and women who have died in service of the United States of America. This Forbes article sums it up best and talks about what we can do to show our respect:

“Beyond that one moment at 3pm, how can we honor the true significance of Memorial Day? The Memorial Day Foundation, an organization formed to increase awareness and respect for Memorial Day, recommends a few gestures of respect:

Wear a Memorial Day Button from the first of May until Memorial Day.
Visit cemeteries and place flags or flowers on the graves of our fallen heroes.
Fly the U.S. Flag at half-staff until noon. Memorial Day is a day of “National Mourning.”
Attend religious services of your choice.
Visit memorials.
Renew a pledge to aid the widows, and orphans of our fallen dead, and to aid the disabled veterans.

It’s also important that we impart the true meaning of this holiday to our children, so that they grow up understanding that Memorial Day is not about our own pleasure but about honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice.”

So from all of us here at the Diabetic Shoes HuB, thank you to the men, women, and their families for their sacrifice.

Cinco De Mayo for Diabetics

Another holiday is right around the corner. Cinco De Mayo is coming up on Tuesday, the fifth of may of course. An easy meal option for the family that night, is Mexican cuisine. You can do a taco bar, with a make-your-own taco and/or burrito. You can use black beans, brown rice, and vegan cheese. If you have the time, you can also grill up some chicken for flavor. You already get plenty of protein with the beans, so the chicken is a nice addition.

Enjoy yourself, and have a happy Cinco De Mayo!