Diabetes Minute: February 2019

Support Team

Why We Need to Find A Cure For Diabetes

We had the honor of co-chairing the JDRF Central Virginia Chapter’s 2019 Fund A Cure program. Rhodes and I both had the opportunity to speak and share why we need a cure for #diabetes and what motivates us each day. Check it out in this video and thank you for being a part of our […]

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Tools

Keto, Paleo, Atkins, Oh my!

We have all tried fad diets, and sometimes they work. But, our impression of any diet that restricts entire food groups is that it may work in the short run, but can be very hard to maintain. If you use medication or insulin to manage your diabetes, a sudden change in your diet can also […]

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Support Team

Diabetes Management Tips When Sick & How to Stay Healthy

Everyone is sick! Rhodes’ blood sugar always spikes when he is battling something. Check out these tips for managing your diabetes when you’re sick, as well as our top tips for trying to stay healthy during this time of the year.  

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Tools

Basics of a Grocery List

Do you make a grocery list? We do! We are big fans of making a list and checking it twice. We have certain staples that we always keep in our pantry, and then a short list of meat and produce that we rotate week-to-week. Here’s how we start– we list items by meal: breakfast, lunch, […]

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Management

Give Yourself Some Love This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day can be a wonderful time of remembering and thanking those you love, but not everyone has a special valentine. If you are in the camp that is without a valentine this year, or if your significant other isn’t exactly a candy and roses kind of person, how about you treat yourself this Valentine’s […]

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Support Team

Talk to Your Loved Ones About Your Diabetes

How good are you about talking to your loved ones about your diabetes management? It’s important to have that open dialogue and support from those around us. So this Valentine’s Day, remember to have that conversation and share how your support team can be helpful to you. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Management

Take Care of Your Heart

February is American Heart Month. Did you know that the number one leading factor in heart disease is being a diabetic? We have to remain extra careful, be proactive, eat a heart healthy diet and show our hearts some love!

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