Diabetes Minute: January 2018

Support Team

Diabetes and the Flu

It feels like everyone is sick and unfortunately our family got hit hard, with Rhodes getting hit the hardest. His doctors confirmed that if you have diabetes, it really can be very dangerous for you to have the flu and serious illnesses. Stay safe, take care of yourself and go to the doctor as soon […]

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Management

Super Bowl Tip and Chili Recipe

Before you stock up on lots of snacks and treats for Super Bowl Sunday— consider making a yummy and festive meal, and skipping the snacking and grazing! I don’t have any restraint around chips and dips, so to stay within our low-carb, low-fat meal plan, we try to avoid putting out snacks and instead plan a […]

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Tools

Carb Counting Tips and Tricks

Ever since Rhodes was diagnosed 34 years ago, he has been carb counting. As a Type 1 diabetic, who produces zero insulin himself, he needs to take insulin to cover every bit of food or drink that goes in his mouth. His doctors have recommend carbohydrate counting in order to determine how much insulin to take with […]

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Support Team

Sharing Your Numbers with a Family Member

Do you regularly share your numbers with a spouse or family member? My friend, Dawn, just started sharing her numbers with her husband and she discusses how it’s going so far, in this week’s Diabetes Minute.

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Support Team

Our Pantry Must-Haves

When you or a family member has diabetes, it’s always important to be prepared! Alana shares some of her pantry must-have items, which include the ingredients for spaghetti squash with meat sauce and nuts, too. What are your must-have food essentials? Comment below.

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Tools

Tips to Curb Sugar Cravings

It can be tough to resist eating sweets! In this video, Alana offers her tips for curbing sugar cravings. She suggests being prepared with low-carb alternatives and always have a drink before you eat! Try downing an entire glass or can of sugar-free water, like the sparkling water La Croix, before you take that first bite of the […]

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Management

Breakfast of Champions

We cringe every time we hear a newly diagnosed diabetic tell us that they have started to eat more healthy and have switched to a bowl of oatmeal every morning for breakfast. What?! Most nutritionists, diabetes educators, and doctors agree that a low-carb diet is the way to go for diabetics. Guess how many carbs […]

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Management

Portion Control and Carb-Counting

I am taking a cue from our kids’ sectioned plates and focusing on portion control and carb-counting tonight. It is so tempting to fill our dinner plates with too much food. The nutritionists we have talked to recommend following the “healthy plate method” of filling our plates with 1/4 starch, 1/4 protein, and 1/2 veggies and greens. These toddler […]

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Management

It’s All About Routine

We are kicking off the New Year with a reminder that routine is your friend! Consistency in the times you eat, the types of food you eat, and physical activity will help you manage your blood sugar and avoid highs and lows. Keep a health journal for a week or so– tracking your blood sugars before and after […]

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