Diabetes Minute: December 2017

Management

Tips for Ringing In the New Year

Rhodes shares his tips for preparing for New Year’s Eve and managing his diabetes while he celebrates the start of a new year. Do you have any tips for managing your diabetes on New Year’s Eve? Share them in the comments below.

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Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Diabetics

Rhodes and I exchange a stocking at Christmas time. Here are some of my ideas for stocking stuffers or small gifts for a loved one with diabetes. What are your favorite stocking stuffers? Share with us in the comments below. Happy Holidays!

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Setting Goals for the New Year

Happy New Year! Got those resolutions ready? Time to re-commit to keeping a health journal, exercising regularly, eating better, drinking less? Guess what, online sources say that 80% of people fail to maintain their resolutions by February. That means most people only last a MONTH! We have some tips to help you keep your resolutions. We are […]

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Tips for Holiday Travel

Holiday travel is stressful, unpredictable, and often unavoidable. So what can you predict and avoid? Do not get caught without your necessary diabetes supplies! Plan to be in the car, at the airport, in the air twice as long as you are supposed to be. Pack enough supplies (including medication and sugar sources) to last […]

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Management

Holiday Snacking Tips

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the time of the year with the most snacks — there are snacks everywhere! This week, Rhodes shares his tips for snacking and counting carbs at holiday parties to best manage his diabetes. What are your tips for holiday eating and snacking? Share them with us.

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Tips for Stabilizing Blood Sugar during the Holidays

The holiday season makes all of us a little more stressed, much more tired, and tempted by too many sweets and treats we should avoid! But for those of us who are diabetic, stress and bad eating can have serious consequences. This is your friendly reminder to STAY ON TRACK THIS HOLIDAY. Here are our 3 tips for […]

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A Holiday Pep Talk For You

This holiday season, remember to enjoy time with your friends and friend, remember the reason for the season and stay focused on your health, on your diet, on your exercise, and on making sure your diabetes management is as good as it is all year. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Exercise Regularly for Better Blood Sugar

When you exercise, even just moderate walking, your heart beats faster and your muscles get put to work. The result is you use up the sugar in your blood stream. According to WebMD, this can mean overall lower blood sugar levels and can make the insulin in your body work better — but we don’t need doctors or the internet to tell […]

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A Diabetes Checklist for a Babysitter

As parents to young children, we have our babysitter instructions on our fridge… Emergency contact info, preferred hospital, food allergy information, location of medications. But parents of diabetic children often feel like they could cover the entire fridge with instructions or worst yet, never leave the house. If you don’t have a nurse friend or […]

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