This year, in light of COVID, the American Diabetes Association and JDRF are hosting online, virtual walks. We haven’t stopped diabetes, so we can’t stop fundraising to find a cure! We’ve registered for our walks. Now what? You should still get out and walk, jog, or run the day of the event. Use the upcoming […]
It’s that time of year when summer days are dragging on, and yet the rush of fall is upon us. Especially this year, there is a lot of worry and a lot of change going into the fall. Whether you are diabetic yourself or the caregiver to a diabetic, do not forget to take some […]
Water, water and more water. Keeps you hydrated and helps with blood sugar management. But, what should you drink when you are so sick of water, that you could float? Here’s what we keep stocked in our “drink” fridge! Lots of variety and flavors to keep your thirst quenched, and your hands out of the […]
A few weeks ago, we shared that Rhodes’ insulin pump died suddenly. Unfortunately, that caught us unprepared. Rhodes shares his lessons learned and how he’ll be better prepared with back-up options next time. How do you stay prepared?
Did you know that predicting and preventing onset of Type 2 and Type 1 diabetes may be possible? Here is the latest information from the ADA and JDRF that you and your family should know. From an online risk assessment test, to a blood draw, more information is literally at your finger tips. Are you […]
Communities across the country are re-opening or already open in the wake of the COVID pandemic. Should we all return to “normal”? We think those of us with diabetes in our households should be more cautious. Here’s why! What is your family doing to stay safe?
When your diabetes equipment works as planned, diabetes management becomes easier. But when it fails, it’s not just annoying. It’s dangerous. Recently, Rhodes’ pump gave out. 20 minutes of blaring siren noise and a call to the manufacturer, he confirmed, it had died. Customer service was great, and we had a replacement coming in 48 […]
Daily exercise is an important part of Rhodes’ diabetes management. Since he may not be returning to the gym as soon as he had hoped, he’s come up with an alternative plan to exercise each morning. And, he’s not using all the fancy equipment he had at the gym. He’s making it work(out)! How are […]