Diabetes Minute: October 2016

Management

Ordering Low-Carb Coffee Drink

Crave a Pumpkin Spice Latte like Alana? But don’t want the high-blood sugar you get from it? Try Alana’s suggestion for customizing your own sweet treat that is low-sugar and low-carb. Happy fall!

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Management

Health Insurance Coverage

Rhodes has spent many hours on the phone with insurance companies to ask whether certain supplies or technology are covered, and also to discuss denials for coverage. Rhodes talks about the persistence it takes to be your own best advocate!

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Management

Weekly Meal Planning

Do you want to stick to a low-carb, healthy, diabetic-friendly diet? But don’t have the time it takes to plan and prepare? Alana keeps it simple. She says it all starts with the Protein! Proteins are low-carb and keep you satisfied. So pick your protein for the week– lean chicken, pork, beef, tofu. Buy a lot (a weeks […]

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Management

Your Period

We have heard from a lot of women, both younger and older, that they have a very hard time managing their blood sugar during “that time of the month.”  Take heart, ladies, you are not alone.

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Management

Stress’ Effect on Blood Sugar

Nothing is worse than trying to do EVERYTHING right, but still having high blood sugar. Rhodes often struggles with hard-to-control highs on high-stress days. He offers a few tips on how to manage the challenge of stress.

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Management

Smart Snacking

Alana shares a few tips for diabetes-smart snack options. She focuses on portion control and making high protein, low-carb choices.

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Support Team

Welcome to Diabetes Support Group

Meet Rhodes and Alana, founders of the Diabetes Support Group. Rhodes was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 5, and has been insulin dependent for over 32 years. He has not let diabetes be an obstacle to living a full life with no limits. With daily discipline and commitment, Rhodes is living a healthy […]

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Management

Building a Health Care Team

  Rhodes talks about the doctors and experts he relies on to manage his diabetes. From eye care, to foot care, to nutrition, his health care team has been critical to his diabetes management.

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