Diabetes Minute: January 2017

Management

Three Low-Carb Meal Swaps

Alana has a few suggestions for substituting lower-carb options into your weekly mean planning. Love mashed potatoes, sandwiches on bread, and pasta? Give these three lower-carb alternatives a try!

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Tools

Technology Can Fail

As great as our pumps and meters are at helping us manage diabetes, Rhodes was recently reminded that this technology doesn’t always work perfectly. Now he is better prepared with a back up plan if his diabetes technology fails.

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Management

Be Prepared When Shoveling Snow

Attention weekend warriors! Tackling the snow or leaves in your yard? Don’t forget to prepare like you would to exercise. If you are on medication or insulin for your diabetes, Alana suggests being prepared to ward off low blood sugar with glucose tablets or a snack in your pocket.

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Management

It’s Okay to Have an Off Day

As hard as he may try, Rhodes knows that it is impossible to have perfect diabetes management all the time. So rather than beat himself up, he gives himself a “night off.” Once a week, Rhodes indulges in his temptations, before getting right back on the bandwagon.

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