Author: Alana

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Taking Candy Out of the Holidays

When did the holidays turn into an excuse to go crazy with candy and sweets? Every grocery stores goes from holiday to holiday repackaging chocolate and candies with red for Valentines, pastels for Easter, patriotic colors for the summer, orange for Halloween, then red and green at Christmas. Same candy, same sugar high, different color. […]

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Spring Cleaning Diabetes Supplies

Spring is here which means it’s time for spring cleaning, including your home, your yard and your diabetes supplies! Put all of your supplies in one box to see what you have, what you might need and what to get rid of. Don’t forget to check expiration dates, too! Rhodes explains how he sorts and […]

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Off-Routine Spring Break Tips

Happy Spring! Routines are harder to keep when you don’t have control of them – you may be traveling or there’s a change in your normal schedule. We have some tips to keep in mind when your routine is different to take care of yourself and stay on track with your diabetes management. Check them […]

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Best Protein Bar for Meal Replacement

Do you sometimes forget to pack a lunch, run out of time, and get caught feeling hangry and eyeing a drive thru? Our quick and easy solution is a protein bar. We keep a box of low-carb protein bars in our cars and in our desk drawers at work. But, because it can be tempting to eat thru them […]

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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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