Explaining diabetes and day-to-day management to a child, whether young or grown, can be challenging and even intimidating. As a first step, we recommend finding an age-appropriate book to answer basic questions and open the lines of communication.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. If you have diabetes, you are 2-3 times more likely to struggle with depression. We understand how challenging it is to manage this disease and why diabetics often do struggle with depression. Be on the lookout for any changes in how you’re feeling or how your friend or loved […]
“You Have Diabetes.” These three words will change your life. Perhaps you have diabetes in your family, perhaps you suspected it. Perhaps this diagnosis took you by surprise. In any case, hearing these words from your doctor can be overwhelming and intimidating, to say the least. And, like many others, after giving you the diagnoses and a […]
If you are diabetic, going under the knife or even having a simple out-patient procedure requires more preparation than for non-diabetics. Why? If you will have anesthesia, you may have to fast or not drink water prior to surgery. So, we recommend that you ask for an early appointment time. If you have to avoid […]
Dear Mothers of Children with Diabetes, You are the most incredible women on the planet. We hope you know that. You support, encourage, worry, loose sleep, prepare food, check numbers, call nurses, drive to doctor’s appointment, and go above and beyond the call of duty every day (and night). We hear you, we see you, and […]
Mother’s Day is almost here, and this week is also Teacher Appreciation Week and Nurses Week! We’d like to thank all the moms, teachers and nurses who make living a healthy life with diabetes possible. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for all you do, day in and day out!
According to the CDC, 1 in 3 Americans are pre-diabetic and a lot of those people don’t even know it. If you have received a pre-diabetes diagnosis, it’s not too late for you to prevent the onset of diabetes. Find out some tips in this video!
April is National Stress Awareness Month. It’s so important to manage stress — even more so if you live with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Rhodes shares some of his tips for managing stress in this video. Check it out!
Have you seen rice-alternatives at the grocery store like “riced” cauliflower or broccoli? Looks tempting, we we’ve found that the texture and taste don’t exactly mimic rice or a similar starch like quinoa or couscous. However, the idea of cutting back your carb count by serving veggies in lieu of a starch is a good one. […]