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Reflecting on the 35th Anniversary of my Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis

35 years ago, on October 10, 1983, Rhodes was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. In this video, he reflects on three and a half decades of proactively and positively managing his T1D and how much his support system means to him. Here’s to many more years of living a full life with no limits!

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Make Mental Health A Priority

October 10th is World Mental Health Day to raise awareness about mental health issues around the globe. Your mental health affects so many factors of your daily life and if you’re stressed or just not feeling yourself, it can be even harder to manage your diabetes. According to the CDC, people with diabetes are 2-3 times […]

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Management

Lunch Packing Tips and Tricks

School is back and you may be packing lunches more often, however this is something that our family does all year round. We think packing lunches is really important and a very helpful way to control your carb count and know exactly what you are getting. Find out our tips and tricks in this video! […]

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Newly Diagnosed? Now What?

If you or a loved one was recently diagnosed with Diabetes– take a breath. It will be okay. If you need some words of encouragement, watch Rhodes’ video about Hope for T1D Kids. Next, get busy. Here are our top 3 tips for managing a new diagnosis: If you don’t already have an endocrinologist you […]

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Focusing on “Me Time”

Whether you are managing diabetes yourself or you are the support system for someone, it is really important that from time to time, you take time to center yourself and take a break. Show yourself some love and take time for you to recharge and do something you enjoy! You deserve it. How do you […]

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The Truth About Diabetes Burnout and Rebellion

We participated in the JDRF Type One Nation Summit this past weekend. It was interesting to talk to parents and adult type 1’s and hear that everyone from kids, to teens, to adults experience diabetes burnout or go through a period of rebellion from responsible management. Maybe we expect it from tweens and teens, but adults […]

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Management

Tips for Managing Diabetes this Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend is almost here! Keep these tips in mind for managing your diabetes at your family celebrations, pool parties and barbecues this long, holiday weekend. Have fun and stay safe!

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Management

Incorporate Summer Produce into Your Meals

Summer is our favorite season for healthy eating because fresh produce is abundant in all the grocery stores. Fresh, healthy, colorful– fruit and veggies are the way to go. Here are our four favorite ways we’ve been incorporating produce into our meals this summer: Replace desserts with a few slices of watermelon, some chilled berries or sliced […]

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Management

When things don’t go as planned at school

You met with your child’s teacher or coach about his or her T1D, you have a written plan, and then nothing goes according to the plan. You aren’t the only one. It happens all too often. Whether it’s at school, at camp, or in an after school activity, we know it is frustrating when you have been […]

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Management

This Ain’t Your Mother’s Chicken Salad

If you don’t love chicken salad, you should. But not for the reasons you think. We don’t want you to love the mayo (and the fat and calories that adds). And, we’d rather you not love your chicken salad on a big ‘ole baguette or croissant. If you are managing your diabetes with a low carb […]

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