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Management

Stress Management Tips that Actually Work

We’ve talked quite a bit about stress, Effects of Stress on Blood Sugar, and our tips for Managing Stress. Did you know April is National Stress Awareness Month? It’s gotten that bad folks. We are all stressed and we know it. We recently spent some time researching stress management tips online and found a lot of articles that […]

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Seasonal Allergies and Diabetes

Ever wonder if seasonal allergies have an effect on your diabetes management? We did, and it turns out it may be less about your allergy symptoms, and more about your allergy medications and treatments.

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Diabetic Foot Care Best Practices

Rhodes shares which socks and shoes he wears (and when) to best take care of his feet and avoid blisters and abrasions. What are your top foot care tips? Share them with us!

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Seeing A Podiatrist

Rhodes sees a podiatrist about once per year. He shares his foot care regimen and steps he takes in the event he has a blister or abrasion in this video. Do you have any foot care tips? Share them with us!

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Monitoring Your Feet

How are you caring for your feet? As a Type 1 Diabetic, Rhodes pays really close attention to his feet. Find out how in this video! Join the conversation at http://www.thediabetesuspportgroup.org.

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Spring Break Bound

Spring break with the kids sounds fun doesn’t it?! However, when you have a diabetic in your family, its not all fun and games. Spring break, like any travel, requires advance research and preparation. Our 5 tips for family travel are: Two months in advance, make sure you have all the medications, insulin, and diabetes supplies you will need […]

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Leaving Diabetes Management to Luck?

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We love a little good luck, now and again. But, when it comes to diabetes management, we don’t believe in luck. It’s all about preparation and determination. Don’t leave your health and well-being to chance, give it your best. How do you do that? Here’s 4 ways to take the luck […]

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Cold Weather and Diabetes

Brrrrrrr! It’s cold out there. Have you noticed that the winter weather can affect the management of your diabetes? Rhodes shares some tips for when the weather is chilly or you’re participating in winter activities in this week’s Diabetes Minute. Do you have any cold weather tips? Share them in the comments below!

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Super Bowl Tip and Chili Recipe

Before you stock up on lots of snacks and treats for Super Bowl Sunday— consider making a yummy and festive meal, and skipping the snacking and grazing! I don’t have any restraint around chips and dips, so to stay within our low-carb, low-fat meal plan, we try to avoid putting out snacks and instead plan a […]

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Breakfast of Champions

We cringe every time we hear a newly diagnosed diabetic tell us that they have started to eat more healthy and have switched to a bowl of oatmeal every morning for breakfast. What?! Most nutritionists, diabetes educators, and doctors agree that a low-carb diet is the way to go for diabetics. Guess how many carbs […]

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