Diabetes Minute: June 2018

Management

Tips for Managing Your Diabetes at the Pool

It’s the sweet summertime and a great time of the year to be outside and be at the pool with friends and family. However, we have found that this is also a really challenging time to manage your blood sugar. Find out Rhodes’ top tips in this video. Don’t forget to share your tips and […]

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Management

New Summer Salad? Try a Caprese!

One of our favorite summer salads is a Caprese Salad. Rather than pay $10-$15 each at a nice Italian restaurant, we make them at home. In fact, we grow our own Basil in a pot on the deck. Even if you don’t grow your own Basil, the grocery stores have fresh basil all summer! Just slice any […]

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Support Team

Uncontrollable Highs & Diabetic Mood Swings

Calling all support team members… We need to step up our game! Uncontrollable highs are worse than being hot in this heat. Keep an eye out for the diabetic mood swings and be supportive! What are your tips and strategies for highs and offering support? Share them with us.

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Management

Is MSG Bad for Diabetics?

We try to eat organic when we can, and also try to avoid additives and artificial ingredients in our food when we can, but for many years we have avoided MSG or monosodium glutamate. I first heard of MSG because my sister discovered she would get intense migraine headaches every time she ate it. MSG is an […]

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Tools

Men, Take Care of Yourselves

June is Men’s Health Month to raise awareness about health care for men. C’mon gentlemen, it’s time to take charge of your health! According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, boys and men in the U.S., on average, die 5.6 years earlier than women and die at higher rates from the top 9 out of […]

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Support Team

Cheers to the Dads!

We’d like to wish a very Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads, especially those that do a great job managing diabetes or helping others manage diabetes because we know that is no easy task. Enjoy your weekend… You deserve it!

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Tools

Blood Test Strips Everywhere

Does your spouse, parent, caregiver complain about finding blood test strips all over the house, car, bottom of purse? If so, then we can relate. It has definitely gotten better since Rhodes went on a continuous glucose monitor, and now only has a check/calibrate a couple times a day. But before his CGM, we were […]

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Support Team

Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes in Children

Are you familiar with the symptoms of diabetes in kids? According to JDRF, there are a number of possible signs of the onset of diabetes in children. Find out more about these signs and symptoms in this video. Remember, if you have any concerns or fears, you should immediately call your doctor or your child’s pediatrician.

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