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Uncontrollable Highs & Diabetic Mood Swings

Calling all support team members… We need to step up our game! Uncontrollable highs are worse than being hot in this heat. Keep an eye out for the diabetic mood swings and be supportive! What are your tips and strategies for highs and offering support? Share them with us.

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Is MSG Bad for Diabetics?

We try to eat organic when we can, and also try to avoid additives and artificial ingredients in our food when we can, but for many years we have avoided MSG or monosodium glutamate. I first heard of MSG because my sister discovered she would get intense migraine headaches every time she ate it. MSG is an […]

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Men, Take Care of Yourselves

June is Men’s Health Month to raise awareness about health care for men. C’mon gentlemen, it’s time to take charge of your health! According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, boys and men in the U.S., on average, die 5.6 years earlier than women and die at higher rates from the top 9 out of […]

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Cheers to the Dads!

We’d like to wish a very Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads, especially those that do a great job managing diabetes or helping others manage diabetes because we know that is no easy task. Enjoy your weekend… You deserve it!

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Blood Test Strips Everywhere

Does your spouse, parent, caregiver complain about finding blood test strips all over the house, car, bottom of purse? If so, then we can relate. It has definitely gotten better since Rhodes went on a continuous glucose monitor, and now only has a check/calibrate a couple times a day. But before his CGM, we were […]

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Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes in Children

Are you familiar with the symptoms of diabetes in kids? According to JDRF, there are a number of possible signs of the onset of diabetes in children. Find out more about these signs and symptoms in this video. Remember, if you have any concerns or fears, you should immediately call your doctor or your child’s pediatrician.

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How to Stay Healthy in the Heat

Did you know that about 40 percent of diabetics leave their medication and supplies at home when they’re getting ready to go out and be in the heat? That’s not good. Pack your diabetes supplies and medication in a small cooler and bring them with you when you’re out and about this summer!

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Barbecue Tips for You

Memorial Day weekend has come and gone, which means one thing… Grilling season is here! It’s officially the most wonderful time of the year. We love to grill, however there are a number of factors to keep in mind at your next barbecue to make sure you’re staying on track with your diabetes management. Here are our top five tips: Watch out […]

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Staying Hydrated During Memorial Day Weekend

Are you drinking enough water? When you stay hydrated, it makes managing your blood sugar and not getting over heated this summer a lot easier. Find out how much water you should be drinking and our tips in this video. Have a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend!

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On the Go Travel Essentials

Heading out of town for a holiday weekend or vacation? Before you go, we have 3 basic summer travel tips. Make a list of all your must-have supplies. Keep the list in a prominent place in your kitchen or home office, edit and update it regularly, and refer to it when packing for a trip. […]

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