Author: Alana

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Tips to Curb Sugar Cravings

It can be tough to resist eating sweets! In this video, Alana offers her tips for curbing sugar cravings. She suggests being prepared with low-carb alternatives and always have a drink before you eat! Try downing an entire glass or can of sugar-free water, like the sparkling water La Croix, before you take that first bite of the […]

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Breakfast of Champions

We cringe every time we hear a newly diagnosed diabetic tell us that they have started to eat more healthy and have switched to a bowl of oatmeal every morning for breakfast. What?! Most nutritionists, diabetes educators, and doctors agree that a low-carb diet is the way to go for diabetics. Guess how many carbs […]

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Portion Control and Carb-Counting

I am taking a cue from our kids’ sectioned plates and focusing on portion control and carb-counting tonight. It is so tempting to fill our dinner plates with too much food. The nutritionists we have talked to recommend following the “healthy plate method” of filling our plates with 1/4 starch, 1/4 protein, and 1/2 veggies and greens. These toddler […]

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It’s All About Routine

We are kicking off the New Year with a reminder that routine is your friend! Consistency in the times you eat, the types of food you eat, and physical activity will help you manage your blood sugar and avoid highs and lows. Keep a health journal for a week or so– tracking your blood sugars before and after […]

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Tips for Ringing In the New Year

Rhodes shares his tips for preparing for New Year’s Eve and managing his diabetes while he celebrates the start of a new year. Do you have any tips for managing your diabetes on New Year’s Eve? Share them in the comments below.

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Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Diabetics

Rhodes and I exchange a stocking at Christmas time. Here are some of my ideas for stocking stuffers or small gifts for a loved one with diabetes. What are your favorite stocking stuffers? Share with us in the comments below. Happy Holidays!

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Setting Goals for the New Year

Happy New Year! Got those resolutions ready? Time to re-commit to keeping a health journal, exercising regularly, eating better, drinking less? Guess what, online sources say that 80% of people fail to maintain their resolutions by February. That means most people only last a MONTH! We have some tips to help you keep your resolutions. We are […]

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Tips for Holiday Travel

Holiday travel is stressful, unpredictable, and often unavoidable. So what can you predict and avoid? Do not get caught without your necessary diabetes supplies! Plan to be in the car, at the airport, in the air twice as long as you are supposed to be. Pack enough supplies (including medication and sugar sources) to last […]

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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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