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!
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 […]
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 […]
I am taking a cue from our kids’ sectioned plates and focusing on portion control and carb-counting tonight. It is so tempting to fill our dinner plates with too much food. The nutritionists we have talked to recommend following the “healthy plate method” of filling our plates with 1/4 starch, 1/4 protein, and 1/2 veggies and greens. These toddler […]
We are kicking off the New Year with a reminder that routine is your friend! Consistency in the times you eat, the types of food you eat, and physical activity will help you manage your blood sugar and avoid highs and lows. Keep a health journal for a week or so– tracking your blood sugars before and after […]
Rhodes shares his tips for preparing for New Year’s Eve and managing his diabetes while he celebrates the start of a new year. Do you have any tips for managing your diabetes on New Year’s Eve? Share them in the comments below.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the time of the year with the most snacks — there are snacks everywhere! This week, Rhodes shares his tips for snacking and counting carbs at holiday parties to best manage his diabetes. What are your tips for holiday eating and snacking? Share them with us.
In honor of World Diabetes Day on Tuesday, Nov. 14th, we went live on Facebook to share our diabetes management tips, and provide support and encouragement, too. Some of the topics we discussed included: managing blood sugar during long/strenuous exercise, holiday meal tips, managing stress highs during the holiday season and more. Watch now!
This Diabetes Awareness Month, in addition to our management tips and insights, we would like to share statistics to raise awareness about diabetes that you can share with your friends, family and co-workers. According to the American Diabetes Association: 30.3 million Americans have diabetes (that’s 9.4% of the U.S. population). Of the 30.3 million that have […]
Halloween is almost here! It’s not all about candy – we found these spooktacular treats that you can make for your children’s class at school, a Halloween party or your friends and family. On the plus side, these treats are festive and a bit healthier, too! Check out these tasty and creative recipes from the blog, Sweet and Simple […]