Diabetes Minute: May 2018

Tools

How to Stay Healthy in the Heat

Did you know that about 40 percent of diabetics leave their medication and supplies at home when they’re getting ready to go out and be in the heat? That’s not good. Pack your diabetes supplies and medication in a small cooler and bring them with you when you’re out and about this summer!

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Management

Barbecue Tips for You

Memorial Day weekend has come and gone, which means one thing… Grilling season is here! It’s officially the most wonderful time of the year. We love to grill, however there are a number of factors to keep in mind at your next barbecue to make sure you’re staying on track with your diabetes management. Here are our top five tips: Watch out […]

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Staying Hydrated During Memorial Day Weekend

Are you drinking enough water? When you stay hydrated, it makes managing your blood sugar and not getting over heated this summer a lot easier. Find out how much water you should be drinking and our tips in this video. Have a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend!

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Management

On the Go Travel Essentials

Heading out of town for a holiday weekend or vacation? Before you go, we have 3 basic summer travel tips. Make a list of all your must-have supplies. Keep the list in a prominent place in your kitchen or home office, edit and update it regularly, and refer to it when packing for a trip. […]

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Raising Awareness About Women’s Health

Ladies, we need to take care of ourselves! May 13-19, 2018 is the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Women’s Health Week. How can we improve our mental and physical health? The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends: Scheduling a yearly Well-Women Check Up and getting preventative screenings Eating healthy Get moving and […]

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Management

Three Tips for Taking Care of Your Smile

Did you know that your gums mirror your diabetic health? Dr. John Kittrell shares three important tips for taking care of your smile when you have diabetes, in this video. Hint, hint: make sure you’re brushing and flossing, and an electric toothbrush and WaterPik, are helpful, too!

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Support Team

Thank you Moms and Nurses!

This week, Rhodes and I wanted to say thank you to our moms and to all the nurses who have been there for Rhodes since his diagnosis and with his management day to day. Happy Mother’s Day and Happy Nurses Appreciation Week! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for all that you do.

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Management

Stroke Awareness Month

Did you know that up to 80% of strokes may be preventable? May is American Stroke Month to raise awareness about strokes, the symptoms and how to the lower your risk. According to the American Diabetes Association, if you have diabetes, your chances of having a stroke are 1.5 times higher than people who don’t have diabetes.  How do […]

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Management

Dental Health and Diabetes

We need to take good care of our teeth, people! The American Dental Association reports that 1 in 5 cases of tooth loss is connected to diabetes complications and gum disease. Visit your dentist regularly, and perhaps even more often than recommended.

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Support Team

Kitchen Sink Cobb Salad

I love a good salad, especially a good cobb salad. For some reason, some folks feel like Cobbs are too complicated to make at home! I disagree. Save yourself the money, the time, and the added salt, and make a Kitchen Sink Cobb for dinner tonight. Here’s how: Grab all the veggies and protein you […]

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