Diabetes Minute: October 2018

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Important Stats for Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Did you know that according to the American Diabetes Association, 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year? Check out these important statistics about diabetes: Nearly 1 in 10 Americans have diabetes (Source: CDC) 1.25 million Americans are living with T1D, including about 200,000 youth (less than 20 years […]

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Spread the Word this Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Let’s raise awareness together about the importance and hard work it takes to manage the disease. There is an estimated over 30 million Americans with diabetes — that’s about 10% of the population — and about a quarter of those individuals, don’t even know they have diabetes. Talk about your […]

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Living A Full Life With No Limits: Scott Verplank

Rhodes was thrilled to meet Type 1 Diabetic and Professional Golfer Scott Verplank at the PGA Dominion Energy Charity Classic in Richmond, VA. In this video, Scott shares how he lives a full life with no limits. Keep on reaching for the stars!

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Halloween Candy Carb Count

Have you ever stopped to compare the carbs in your favorite candy? Why ruin a good thing, you say? Well, perhaps, if you can make some educated choices on the front end, you or your child can avoid a blood sugar spike on Halloween night and in the days that follow. The Diabetes Forecast has […]

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Fun, Non-Candy Halloween Treats

Halloween is almost here! We have some non-candy, Halloween treat ideas for you for kids with diabetes and food allergies that will be trick-or-treating in your neighborhood. Don’t forget to keep your eyes out for those nutritional labels and low carb goodies! Have a fun and safe Halloween.

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Teal Halloween pumpkins?

Have you seen the teal colored Halloween pumpkins in the stores this fall? Do you know what they are all about? The Teal Pumpkin Project is about raising awareness for food allergies and inclusiveness in Tick-or-Treating at Halloween time. We do have food allergies in our house, but we also think this is a great […]

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Reflecting on the 35th Anniversary of my Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis

35 years ago, on October 10, 1983, Rhodes was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. In this video, he reflects on three and a half decades of proactively and positively managing his T1D and how much his support system means to him. Here’s to many more years of living a full life with no limits!

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Make Mental Health A Priority

October 10th is World Mental Health Day to raise awareness about mental health issues around the globe. Your mental health affects so many factors of your daily life and if you’re stressed or just not feeling yourself, it can be even harder to manage your diabetes. According to the CDC, people with diabetes are 2-3 times […]

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Checkups Are Important!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and an important reminder that we all need to take care of our whole, overall health all the time, in addition to our regular diabetes management. Make sure you’re scheduling those imperative checkups and screenings with your GP and specialists to stay healthy and take care of YOU!

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