Sounds like you have it in hand, Gary. My own strategy would not work for anyone: I decided to ignore the whole thing! I don't eat turkey, the rest of the food is too high carb for my liking and I abhor football, so why bother? What I'm doing instead is sending an e-mail to my important friends and family members and telling them what I appreciate about them. Everyone seems surprised and happy with that.
I think the key is to have a plan, not to just go in blindly, or bolus for a "healthy D meal" and then indulge in other high carb things and end up crazy high. I think whatever each person decides to eat or not eat is individual and they can plan ahead of time for things like: dealing with pressure from people to eat things you don't want to eat, dealing with temptation to eat things you don't want to, deciding if you should bring some things of your own to ensure you have foods you feel good about, researching some carb counts ahead of time, or, like Gary says, having an app to do so, dealing with the D police, etc. And of course, test, test, test.
But most of all, Gary said it well, it's all about being thankful for what we have which is easy to forget when dealing with our 24/7 D.
By the way I was at a local mini-D conference locally a couple weeks ago and one wife of a PWD referred to his "affliction" - I cringed!
Oh the other thing I don't think worth celebrating is the Pilgrims and the Indians, I mean come on, it was genocide!
Ok, I'm ranting. Happy Thanksgiving all. I'm grateful for each and every one of you on TuD.