Author: Alana

Management

Diabetics Can Eat Fruit

Did you know that a half-cup of watermelon has six carbs? Do your research and enjoy berries, watermelon and other fruit this summer.

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Management

Managing Diabetes in the Summer Heat

For Rhodes, heat mimics intense exercise. So to manage the warm weather and his diabetes, he focuses on staying hydrated. Also, because he is on insulin, he watches for sudden lows and keeps a sugar source nearby. What is Rhodes’ go-to sugar source? It’s Glucose Tablets, commonly found in grocery and drug stores. He keeps […]

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Management

Uncontrollable Blood Sugar When Sick?

Have you noticed that when you are getting sick and during your illness, your blood sugar is particularly hard to control? Rhodes always suspects a cold or flu is coming on when he is consistently high for no apparent reason. Hit the bricks, Alana tells him, and get to the doctor for treatment sooner rather […]

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Management

Summer Cook-Out for Diabetics

Do summer cook-outs and picnics have your worried about making good food choices? Not to fear! Where there is a grill, there is a way. Stick to high-protein, low carb opinions, like hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, or chicken (without the bun), and pile on the veggies and fresh fruit. Just be weary of sauces […]

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Tools

Forgot Meds? Try telemedicine!

Have you ever been traveling and forgot important diabetes medications or supplies? While traveling without insulin for his pump, Rhodes recently learned about telemedicine or telehealth options offered by many insurance companies. You may be able to speak live to a primary care doctor on your smart phone or computer through a low-cost app.¬†¬†Call your […]

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Management

Reminder to Prepare for Low Blood Sugar

When is the last time you made sure you have diabetic supplies, like glucose tablets for low blood sugar, in every purse, backpack, car, office, house, etc. where you may need them in a hurry? Don’t get caught unprepared.

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Management

Diabetic Easter Basket

Need some ideas for diabetic-friends treats? Alana says choose low-carb snacks for the car, office or school, and steer clear of the sugar-free candy options. Watch for more great options!

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Tools

Joining A Gym

Intimidated about joining a gym or going back to the gym? Alana was too, but now that she’s back, she feels great. She shares what she looked for in a gym, and why it has made all the difference.

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Management

No More Snacking After Dinner

After just a few weeks of Rhodes’ new plan of NO Snacks after dinner, he is feeling great. No more high blood sugar over night, no more groggy mornings.

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Support Team

Tell Your Co-Workers About Your Diabetes

Anxious about talking to friends or co-workers about your diabetes? If it means someone will be in a position to help you in a time of need (low or high blood sugar), it is worth having the conversation. In this video, Rhodes talks about how he will share his diabetes with his co-workers.

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