Management

Management

Dealing with Unexpected Blood Sugar Spikes

Unexpected blood sugar spikes happen to all of us! When it does happen, look back and assess what led to your blood sugar spike, so you can try to avoid it in the future. If you can’t explain it, don’t beat yourself up about it, instead – try to figure out how to get your blood […]

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Management

Why You Should Be Making Exercise A Priority

Make 30 minutes of physical activity each day a priority. Your body needs it and you will feel better both physically and mentally, too. Get your heart pumping and your body moving from walking to running to swimming to biking to going to the gym and so on. Get started today. You can do it!

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Management

How to avoid diet slip-ups

No one is perfect. I’m not, you’re not. I don’t care who you are, or what you look like. You cannot ever eat “perfectly” all the time. Anyways, what’s the fun in that? When we are trying very hard to manage diabetes with a healthy, low-carb diet, we still build in time to “fail.” A once-a-week, planned […]

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Management

All About Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy, also known as diabetic nerve pain, is a serious complication from long-term high blood sugar levels. In this week’s Diabetes Minute, Alana talks all about this nerve pain, what it means and why it is so important to get it under control as soon as possible.

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Tools

Ouch! Diabetic Nerve Pain?

What is diabetic neuropathy, also known as diabetic nerve pain? It is pain, numbness, tingling, burning, or itching, typically affecting toes, feet or legs. According to the American Diabetes Association, it means your nerves being damaged by prolonged, excessively high blood sugar. Thus, this is often a symptom that occurs in people who have suffered from diabetes for a period of […]

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Management

Bringing Down High Blood Sugar

Do you feel like you’re doing everything right with your diabetes management and still have high blood sugar from time to time? Alana has three tips and insights for you! If you are consistently having high blood sugar, please call your doctor!

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Management

Managing Diabetes on Your Summer Vacation

Summer vacation doesn’t mean you get a break from your diabetes management. Even if you are off your routine and splurge a bit more, you can still find time for exercise and good blood sugar habits! Find out some of Rhodes’ top tips for managing diabetes during summer vacation in this video!

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Management

Mental Health and Diabetes

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. If you have diabetes, you are 2-3 times more likely to struggle with depression. We understand how challenging it is to manage this disease and why diabetics often do struggle with depression. Be on the lookout for any changes in how you’re feeling or how your friend or loved […]

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Tools

Preparing for Surgery or a Medical Procedure

If you are diabetic, going under the knife or even having a simple out-patient procedure requires more preparation than for non-diabetics. Why? If you will have anesthesia, you may have to fast or not drink water prior to surgery.  So, we recommend that you ask for an early appointment time. If you have to avoid […]

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Support Team

A Love Letter to Moms with Diabetic Kids

Dear Mothers of Children with Diabetes, You are the most incredible women on the planet. We hope you know that. You support, encourage, worry, loose sleep, prepare food, check numbers, call nurses, drive to doctor’s appointment, and go above and beyond the call of duty every day (and night). We hear you, we see you, and […]

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