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Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy is common in folks who suffer from diabetes and the symptoms can include tingling and numbness in any of your extremities, including your feet. It’s serious and important that if you are experiencing this, you immediately make an appointment with your doctor. Share your experience and join the conversation at www.thediabetessupportgroup.org.

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Nutrition Tips and Swaps

You are what you eat is a common saying we hear time and time again. This National Nutrition Month, really focus on your portions and the foods that you’re putting into your body for your overall health. The American Diabetes Association recommends these Diabetes Superfoods: Eating fish high in Omega-3 Fatty Acids twice a week […]

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National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month. This month, take the time to really focus on your healthy eating, focus on your portion control and watch what you’re drinking. We can do it! Share your tips with us in the comments below.

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Glucagon Failure

Glucagon has saved Rhodes’ life three times. Three times, in 34 years, his blood sugar has fallen so low, that glucagon was needed to bring him out of “diabetic shock.” One of those three times, I should have been the one to deliver the life-saving dose of Glucagon, but I wasn’t. Because I broke the needle. […]

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JDRF Gala 2018

Rhodes and I were thrilled to attend the Central Virginia chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Gala on Saturday, February 24th, 2018. Hundreds of people gathered in Richmond to celebrate the work of our local chapter and raise funds for diabetes research to find a cure. Find your local chapter of JDRF and get involved!

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Diabetes and Depression

Studies cited by the American Diabetes Association say that people with diabetes have a greater risk of suffering from depression than people without diabetes. Perhaps the symptoms of diabetes and depression are themselves a vicious cycle, but regardless of the cause, we need to keep mental health on our radar. If you or someone you […]

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Setting Small Goals

How awe-inspiring has it been watching the Olympics? It’s just amazing how these athletes have absolutely pushed their bodies and their minds to the limits. Now is a great time to focus on setting small goals for ourselves that we can achieve! So, pick a goal this week and try to stick to it, then […]

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Sharing Diabetes in a Relationship

Valentine’s Day is here! It can be awkward sharing with someone that you have diabetes – especially someone you may just be starting to date romantically. Talk to the people that you are interested in and dating and tell them about being diabetic! You can tell them in a casual way so it’s not as […]

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Say I Love You Without the Candy

When did Valentine’s Day become an excuse to binge eat candy and chocolates? It’s like Halloween but for adults. We don’t think $5 cards are the answer either, so our suggestion for this Valentine’s Day is to think outside the (chocolate) box. “Diabetic-friend” or “Sugar-Free” candy is not the answer. No candy is totally carb free, and […]

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Management

Cold Weather and Diabetes

Brrrrrrr! It’s cold out there. Have you noticed that the winter weather can affect the management of your diabetes? Rhodes shares some tips for when the weather is chilly or you’re participating in winter activities in this week’s Diabetes Minute. Do you have any cold weather tips? Share them in the comments below!

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