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Management

Holiday Snacking Tips

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the time of the year with the most snacks — there are snacks everywhere! This week, Rhodes shares his tips for snacking and counting carbs at holiday parties to best manage his diabetes. What are your tips for holiday eating and snacking? Share them with us.

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Tips for Stabilizing Blood Sugar during the Holidays

The holiday season makes all of us a little more stressed, much more tired, and tempted by too many sweets and treats we should avoid! But for those of us who are diabetic, stress and bad eating can have serious consequences. This is your friendly reminder to STAY ON TRACK THIS HOLIDAY. Here are our 3 tips for […]

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A Holiday Pep Talk For You

This holiday season, remember to enjoy time with your friends and friend, remember the reason for the season and stay focused on your health, on your diet, on your exercise, and on making sure your diabetes management is as good as it is all year. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Exercise Regularly for Better Blood Sugar

When you exercise, even just moderate walking, your heart beats faster and your muscles get put to work. The result is you use up the sugar in your blood stream. According to WebMD, this can mean overall lower blood sugar levels and can make the insulin in your body work better — but we don’t need doctors or the internet to tell […]

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A Diabetes Checklist for a Babysitter

As parents to young children, we have our babysitter instructions on our fridge… Emergency contact info, preferred hospital, food allergy information, location of medications. But parents of diabetic children often feel like they could cover the entire fridge with instructions or worst yet, never leave the house. If you don’t have a nurse friend or […]

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What is Your T1D Footprint?

According to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 1.25 million Americans are currently living with Type 1 Diabetes and 5 million Americans are expected to have it by 2050. We must continue to spread awareness and support and encourage each other! The numbers – including finger pricks and injections, continue to add up. We’re in this […]

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We’re Thankful For You!

Happy Thanksgiving. We’re so thankful for you! Thank you for being a part of Diabetes Support Group — we’re grateful for your involvement, encouragement and support.

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Chowhound’s Spinach Salad with Pecans and Sweet Potato

We’re always looking for new recipes to try! My trainer, Beth, told us about this easy recipe by Christine Gallary on Chowhound and after we gave it a shot for dinner one night, we knew we would want to share it with you all! It is a great use of sweet potato in low carb salad. We gave […]

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World Diabetes Day Facebook Live

In honor of World Diabetes Day on Tuesday, Nov. 14th, we went live on Facebook to share our diabetes management tips, and provide support and encouragement, too. Some of the topics we discussed included: managing blood sugar during long/strenuous exercise, holiday meal tips, managing stress highs during the holiday season and more. Watch now!

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