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 […]
Why is breakfast the “most important meal of the day”? Because you can start your day with extra protein that satisfies and wards off hunger and cravings all day long. Especially for those of us working from home, where snacks are always available. Satisfy your hunger first thing, and get on the right track to […]
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Could it have come at a better time? Managing diabetes can be stressful and anxiety-producing in “normal” times, but with social distancing and the threat of COVID, diabetics are even more at risk for depression. Please assess your mental health, and seek help. Find joy, just a little, every day. […]
Lately, our carb intake has gotten a little out of hand. Maybe those portions sizes are creeping up, maybe an extra snack (or two) are sneaking in. So, this week we’re going to see if we really are sticking to the doctor’s recommendation for target carb intake — for meals and snacks. We’re keeping food […]
Fear and anxiety about Covid-19 is all around us. Add Diabetes to the mix, and there is even more reason for concern. So, we wanted to share resources about Diabetes and Covid-19, and places to go for affordable insulin. If you don’t see links below, click on this posts’ heading above. You are not alone. Answers […]
Working from home, for the first time, Rhodes has learned to create some hard rules around diet, exercise, and other healthy habits. Diabetes management doesn’t take a vacation in quarantine. See what rules Rhodes follows to keep his blood sugar in check while at home. What are you doing to stay on track?
Trying to eat more meals at home? Or, want lower-carb alternatives to your favorite fast foods? Try these! Pizza, bbq, burgers, and more! You CAN make them at home. Delicious, even more nutritious, and fast. Here are our tips! Join the conversation.
Physical separation NOT social isolation. Especially not for diabetics. We need our support system, now more than ever. Stay connected with friends and family to help keep you accountable, with diet and exercise. And, find a way to reach your doctor if you need help with your blood sugar management. You are not alone. Don’t […]
Many of us are working from home for the first time. We know from experience, that it can be tempting to snack more or overindulge when in the comfort of home (and PJs). So, we set some hard rules about food and work. From scheduling meals/snacks, to keeping food-free zones. These tips may be helpful […]