Diabetes Minute: September 2017

Tools

Recipe Inspiration — Steak Salad

We eat a lot of salads! It doesn’t get boring because I change the protein, greens, toppings, and dressing to shake it up. I was recently inspired by this salad on the cover of the Diabetic Living magazine. It was super simple and delicious! The Chimichurri sauce that the recipe suggested didn’t appeal to me and Rhodes isn’t a big fan of […]

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Support Team

What It Means To Be A Good Support System

Not bringing foods into the house that don’t fit into Rhodes’ low-carb diet, not being critical, being encouraging and positive… Alana shares what it means to her to be a good support system in this week’s Diabetes Minute.

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Management

Tips from a Dietician

Do you see a dietician to best manage your diabetes? A few years ago, we sat down with Amy Landing, Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and Clinical Services Manager at Insulet Corporation, for her top five tips for diet and managing diabetes. Check out these valuable tips: Control your portion size and keep a food diary How […]

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Management

A Recipe for Diabetic-Friendly Indulgent Squash Casserole

Who doesn’t love a hot, cheesy Paula Dean casserole in the fall? If you are sticking to a low-carb, low-fat diet for good blood sugar control… does that mean bye-bye cheesy squash casserole? “NO WAY,” we say. It just means you have to make some adjustments. Lose some of the fat but not the flavor […]

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Support Team

What is the ADA and JDRF?

In this week’s Diabetes Minute, Alana and Rhodes discuss the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, which focuses on finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes, and the American Diabetes Association, which focuses on Type 1 and Type 1 Diabetics and supports research, awareness, education, resources and advocacy.

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Management

Get Involved this Fall

There are so many annual walks and bide rides this season to raise awareness about diabetes and fundraise to find a cure. It’s time to get involved and support each other!

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Support Team

Upcoming Diabetes Events in Virginia

Fall is a busy time of the year – especially for events to raise awareness and support finding a cure for diabetes. To make it easier for you – we’ve put together a list below of a number of the events going on in Virginia in the next month or two. Bring your whole support team […]

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Tools

Insertion Site Duration for Insulin Pump and CGM

Are you considering using an insulin pump or continuous glucose monitor (CGM) as part of your diabetes management? Do you wonder how long you can typically wear it before having to remove the insertion and move it to a new site? In this Diabetes Minute, Rhodes talks about how long he wears his Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm Pump […]

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Management

Managing Stress and Diabetes

Managing life is stressful, but managing diabetes and life is even more challenging. Our recommendations for managing stress aren’t unique to people with diabetes, but they are especially important for us. Here are three tips for managing stress with diabetes. Make time every day to exercise. Exercise is great for stress-relief and for keeping blood-sugar […]

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