Studies cited by the American Diabetes Association say that people with diabetes have a greater risk of suffering from depression than people without diabetes. Perhaps the symptoms of diabetes and depression are themselves a vicious cycle, but regardless of the cause, we need to keep mental health on our radar. If you or someone you […]
How awe-inspiring has it been watching the Olympics? It’s just amazing how these athletes have absolutely pushed their bodies and their minds to the limits. Now is a great time to focus on setting small goals for ourselves that we can achieve! So, pick a goal this week and try to stick to it, then […]
Valentine’s Day is here! It can be awkward sharing with someone that you have diabetes – especially someone you may just be starting to date romantically. Talk to the people that you are interested in and dating and tell them about being diabetic! You can tell them in a casual way so it’s not as […]
When did Valentine’s Day become an excuse to binge eat candy and chocolates? It’s like Halloween but for adults. We don’t think $5 cards are the answer either, so our suggestion for this Valentine’s Day is to think outside the (chocolate) box. “Diabetic-friend” or “Sugar-Free” candy is not the answer. No candy is totally carb free, and […]
Brrrrrrr! It’s cold out there. Have you noticed that the winter weather can affect the management of your diabetes? Rhodes shares some tips for when the weather is chilly or you’re participating in winter activities in this week’s Diabetes Minute. Do you have any cold weather tips? Share them in the comments below!
It feels like everyone is sick and unfortunately our family got hit hard, with Rhodes getting hit the hardest. His doctors confirmed that if you have diabetes, it really can be very dangerous for you to have the flu and serious illnesses. Stay safe, take care of yourself and go to the doctor as soon […]
Before you stock up on lots of snacks and treats for Super Bowl Sunday— consider making a yummy and festive meal, and skipping the snacking and grazing! I don’t have any restraint around chips and dips, so to stay within our low-carb, low-fat meal plan, we try to avoid putting out snacks and instead plan a […]
Ever since Rhodes was diagnosed 34 years ago, he has been carb counting. As a Type 1 diabetic, who produces zero insulin himself, he needs to take insulin to cover every bit of food or drink that goes in his mouth. His doctors have recommend carbohydrate counting in order to determine how much insulin to take with […]
Do you regularly share your numbers with a spouse or family member? My friend, Dawn, just started sharing her numbers with her husband and she discusses how it’s going so far, in this week’s Diabetes Minute.
When you or a family member has diabetes, it’s always important to be prepared! Alana shares some of her pantry must-have items, which include the ingredients for spaghetti squash with meat sauce and nuts, too. What are your must-have food essentials? Comment below.