Author: Alana

Support Team

Upcoming Diabetes Events in Virginia

Fall is a busy time of the year – especially for events to raise awareness and support finding a cure for diabetes. To make it easier for you – we’ve put together a list below of a number of the events going on in Virginia in the next month or two. Bring your whole support team […]

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Tools

Insertion Site Duration for Insulin Pump and CGM

Are you considering using an insulin pump or continuous glucose monitor (CGM) as part of your diabetes management? Do you wonder how long you can typically wear it before having to remove the insertion and move it to a new site? In this Diabetes Minute, Rhodes talks about how long he wears his Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm Pump […]

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Management

Managing Stress and Diabetes

Managing life is stressful, but managing diabetes and life is even more challenging. Our recommendations for managing stress aren’t unique to people with diabetes, but they are especially important for us. Here are three tips for managing stress with diabetes. Make time every day to exercise. Exercise is great for stress-relief and for keeping blood-sugar […]

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Management

A Refreshing Drink For You

Relax… the long holiday weekend is here!  Craving a cocktail (or two) but want to avoid the sugar and carbs? We love sparking water, like Pellegrino, Perrier or La Croix, with fresh fruit and herbs for flavor. Two of our favorites are mint from our garden and lemon wedges! You can also try basil, cucumbers, […]

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Support Team

Getting Ready for the School Year

It’s Back to School time, which means that for parents of diabetic children, there are many questions and even more prep to be done. Take advantage of great online resources with tips and ideas offered by other parents, nurses, and even students. Check out these recommended resources: Back-to-School Tips from the American Diabetes Association Keep […]

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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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Management

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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Management

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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Support Team

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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