Author: Alana

Management

Alana’s Favorite Sugar Swaps

What are Alana’s favorite no-sugar swaps? Swap your sodas (Diet, but especially regular sodas) for La Croix sparkling water. No sweeteners, no carbs, just delicious flavors. Drink one with every meal and eat less! Swap your after-dinner dessert or snack for flavored sugar free gum like Extra Dessert Delights in Apple Pie, Mint Chocolate Chip, […]

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Choosing Insertion Site for Pump/CGM

Ever wonder where an insulin pump or CGM connects to the body? In this new Diabetes Minute, Rhodes shares where he inserts his devices and how he and his doctor chose those locations.

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Diabetes and a Heart-Healthy Diet

Did you know that diabetes and heart health are connected? According to this article, heart disease is one of the most common complications of diabetes. The American Diabetes Association reports that having diabetes doubles your risk of a heart attack. So how do you keep your heart healthy and cholesterol in check? Your doctor may recommend a cholesterol medication, like a statin, […]

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Wrap Making 101

Watch as Alana walks through the steps of making the perfect, easy, low-carb wrap for lunch! Change your cheese, meat, and condiments every couple of days to keep things interesting (or do veggies and hummus), but the basics of wrap making stays the same. Pack a wrap every day and know exactly how many carbs […]

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Management

Morning Exercise Tips

Rhodes finds that his blood sugar is lower and more manageable on days he starts his morning with exercise. Give it a try! Even 15 minutes of walking in the morning or walking over your lunch break will give your system a boost. Set your alarm for just 35 minutes earlier than you would normally get […]

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Less Finger Sticks on CGM

Rhodes cut down on his finger sticks by more than half when he started using a continuous glucose monitor. The CGM is some of the new technology that is changing the way diabetics live. In this video, Rhodes shares how his CGM has made a big difference in his management. Organizations like JDRF have made […]

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Utilizing A Health Journal

We strongly recommend keeping a health journal. Rhodes has a spreadsheet on his computer that calculates daily and weekly averages for him, however you can also use a notebook or an app. We know it is challenging, so just commit to doing it one week a month. Write down all your blood sugar readings (before […]

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Diabetes Minute: Tips for Taking a Road Trip with Diabetes

Beep beep… We’re about to hit the road for a summer vacation. Here are three road trip tips for you! Always keep diabetic supplies within an arm’s reach, pack as many meals as you’re planning to be in the car, and don’t forget paper copies of prescriptions for must-have medications.

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Packing Lunch Every Day

Meal planning is an important component of managing diabetes. We strongly recommend packing your lunch and sticking with a plan to keep it consistent. A great low-carb option is a wrap sandwich with lunch meat, cheese, a low-fat condiment like mustard, and a handful of lettuce or spinach. Add a dill pickle, a cup of flavored, low-carb yogurt […]

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How Rhodes Wears His Insulin Pump

Rhodes, is that an old-school pager on your belt? No, its an insulin pump. He has used an insulin pump for over 10 years. In this week’s Diabetes Minute, Rhodes talks about how he wears his pump.

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