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Management

Back to Basics: Carb Tracking with a Food Journal

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 […]

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Resources for COVID-19 Questions and Affordable Insulin

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 […]

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My Three Rules for Quarantine

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?

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Fast Food Favorites Made at Home

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.

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In Corona Times- Diabetics Need Extra Support

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 […]

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Healthy Eating Habits for Working From Home

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 […]

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Easter Basket Ideas for Diabetics

It’s always a little tricky to come up with practical, but fun, Easter basket ideas for a diabetic. This year, we need to start planning early to avoid any extra grocery store runs. How about lots of easy to grab, low-carb snacks? What are your ideas?

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Goal Setting & Exercise

To get myself back on track, I have set a goal of running a 10k in mid-April. I have been training and will continue to work out four days a week and build my training regimen up until the race. This goal keeps me motivated and encourages me to exercise, too. What exercise goals have […]

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Celebrating the 34th Anniversary of My Diabetes Diagnosis

This week, Rhodes is celebrating the 34th anniversary of his diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes – October 10, 1983. He shares a few things he has learned over the last three decades in this video. We have some additional lessons we have learned along the way that we would like to share with you:  Find […]

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What is Your Hemoglobin A1C?

Rhodes explains the meaning of the hemoglobin A1C blood test. Often used to diagnose and manage diabetes, the A1C tells your average blood sugar over a three month period. Every person will have a different target, which you should determine with your doctor. But in general, diabetics strive to keep their A1C below 6.5%.

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