Diabetes Minute: July 2017

Management

Packing Lunch Every Day

Meal planning is an important component of managing diabetes. We strongly recommend packing your lunch and sticking with a plan to keep it consistent. A great low-carb option is a wrap sandwich with lunch meat, cheese, a low-fat condiment like mustard, and a handful of lettuce or spinach. Add a dill pickle, a cup of flavored, low-carb yogurt […]

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Management

How Rhodes Wears His Insulin Pump

Rhodes, is that an old-school pager on your belt? No, its an insulin pump. He has used an insulin pump for over 10 years. In this week’s Diabetes Minute, Rhodes talks about how he wears his pump.

Posted by Alana
Management

Diabetics Can Eat Fruit

Did you know that a half-cup of watermelon has six carbs? Do your research and enjoy berries, watermelon and other fruit this summer.

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Management

Managing Diabetes in the Summer Heat

For Rhodes, heat mimics intense exercise. So to manage the warm weather and his diabetes, he focuses on staying hydrated. Also, because he is on insulin, he watches for sudden lows and keeps a sugar source nearby. What is Rhodes’ go-to sugar source? It’s Glucose Tablets, commonly found in grocery and drug stores. He keeps […]

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Management

Uncontrollable Blood Sugar When Sick?

Have you noticed that when you are getting sick and during your illness, your blood sugar is particularly hard to control? Rhodes always suspects a cold or flu is coming on when he is consistently high for no apparent reason. Hit the bricks, Alana tells him, and get to the doctor for treatment sooner rather […]

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Management

Summer Cook-Out for Diabetics

Do summer cook-outs and picnics have your worried about making good food choices? Not to fear! Where there is a grill, there is a way. Stick to high-protein, low carb opinions, like hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, or chicken (without the bun), and pile on the veggies and fresh fruit. Just be weary of sauces […]

Posted by Alana