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Low Carb Snack Ideas

We follow a low carb diet in our house as much as we can to help Rhodes with his diabetes management, however where we sometimes get caught up, is with our snacks. Find out some of our favorite and essential, low carb and high protein snacks in this video!

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How Many Carbs Should I Be Eating?

We hear this question all the time! Exactly how many carbohydrates should I eat for meals and snacks? The American Diabetes Association used to publish recommendations. But recently, they changed course, and have said that a carb goal needs to be set for each person individually by his or her health care team. We agree! There […]

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Order Like a Rock Star

As a diabetic, do you order like a rock star when you are eating out for breakfast, lunch or dinner? In this video, Rhodes shares his top tips for when he eats out so he can feel his best and stay on track with his diet.

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Turkey Meatballs and Spaghetti Squash

Love spaghetti and meatballs? Who doesn’t? We’re going to shake it up with a few substitutions that make your pasta meal healthier and lower in carbs! First, we love spaghetti squash. In our opinion, it’s the best substitute for pasta.  One medium spaghetti squash will serve 2-3 adults. 1 cup of baked and shredded spaghetti squash […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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