Diabetes Minute: July 2018

Tools

Travel Snacks for On-the-Go

Planning a car trip? Or just on the run? Like all diabetes management, packing snacks takes some time and effort if you don’t want to end up at the mercy of fast-food restaurants and convenience stores. We think glucose tablets are your best bet to treat lows– they are fast acting and don’t add calories or fat […]

Posted by Alana
Management

How to Manage Your Blood Sugar When You Skip A Meal

Rhodes recently found himself in a five hour meeting at work and knew he was either going to have to skip dinner or eat it extremely late. Find out how he handled it and woke up with a really good blood sugar the next morning, in this video!

Posted by Alana
Tools

The Rising Cost of Insulin

National diabetes organizations report that the cost of insulin tripled between 2002 and 2013. If that wasn’t bad enough, two of the leading insulin manufacturers increased the list price on their products by about 8% in the last year. We know the high cost of insulin is a problem for many people. Organizations like the Juvenile Diabetes Research […]

Posted by Alana
Support Team

JDRF Lobbying Update

This past week, Alana was lobbying her Senators and Representatives in Washington, D.C. on behalf of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation about the issues most important to diabetics. Find out more about these key issues in this video! Find Your Representatives here and contact him or her today.

Posted by Alana
Support Team

Share Your Blood Sugar Struggles

One evening last week, I found myself really frustrated with the diabetic in my life. He was short with me for no apparent reason, and was acting annoyed by every one and every thing. I hadn’t done anything wrong, so I found myself getting angry and pulling back (ignoring and avoiding him). Finally I blurted […]

Posted by Alana
Support Team

Beware of these 3 Summertime Foods that may have Surprisingly High Carbs!

We hope that you’re having a great summer! Barbecues are synonymous with the summertime and we were reminded of three common summer foods and snacks that might get you when it comes to carbs. You might not be expecting it and then all of a sudden you’re going to end up high and you’ll be […]

Posted by Alana
Management

Blood Sugar Management During a Race

Any diabetic who has run in a charity or competitive race, swims on a swim team, or even plays pick up basketball on the weekends, can appreciate the struggle of managing blood sugar during competitive conditions. It’s not as simple as “normal exercise” like a trip to the gym or ordinary weekend jog. And, it’s certainly not as easy as starting in […]

Posted by Alana
Support Team

Tips for a Happy & Healthy Fourth of July

Happy Birthday, America! Today, we share our top tips for a healthy and happy Fourth of July. We are abundantly grateful for our country, and for the fact that diabetes is a disease that can be managed with persistence and a positive attitude. Have a fun and safe celebration!

Posted by Alana
Management

Beer and Hard Cider- Read the Labels

On a recent trip to the grocery store, I was shocked to discover not only that most of the hard apple ciders now offer nutrition information on the bottle (like calories, carbs and sugar), but some brands have nearly 1/2 the carbs as others! My favorite hard cider (probably because it is so sweet) has […]

Posted by Alana