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Diabetic-Friendly Sweet Potatoes for Thanksgiving

When I was a kid, our Thanksgiving sweet potatoes consisted of a “casserole” made with yams from a can, brown sugar, pineapple chunks, and marshmallows. The first time I tried making it for Rhodes’ family, they thought I was nuts. Starch with sugar and sugar on top. Thankfully, we now eat these roasted sweet potatoes […]

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Rhodes’ Diaversary

October 10th is the 37th anniversary of Rhodes’ diabetes diagnosis. We remember it every year, and celebrate all the advances that have made management of this disease much easier. This week, Rhodes reflects on his diabetes journey. Share your journey with us!  

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Virtual Diabetes Walk Training

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 […]

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Show Yourself Some Love, Support Group

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 […]

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Why Nuts Are Perfect for Diabetics

  We enjoy nuts in our household. They are low in carbs, high in protein, and delicious. Here are our favorite 3 ways to enjoy nuts for a snack. How do you incorporate nuts into your diabetic diet?

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Low-Carb Drinks for the Summer Heat

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 […]

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Rhodes’ Take-Aways on Pump Failure

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?

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Diabetes Prediction and Prevention

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 […]

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Diabetes and Returning to “Normal” Post-COVID

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?

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