Does your spouse, parent, caregiver complain about finding blood test strips all over the house, car, bottom of purse? If so, then we can relate. It has definitely gotten better since Rhodes went on a continuous glucose monitor, and now only has a check/calibrate a couple times a day. But before his CGM, we were […]
Memorial Day weekend has come and gone, which means one thing… Grilling season is here! It’s officially the most wonderful time of the year. We love to grill, however there are a number of factors to keep in mind at your next barbecue to make sure you’re staying on track with your diabetes management. Here are our top five tips: Watch out […]
Heading out of town for a holiday weekend or vacation? Before you go, we have 3 basic summer travel tips. Make a list of all your must-have supplies. Keep the list in a prominent place in your kitchen or home office, edit and update it regularly, and refer to it when packing for a trip. […]
Did you know that your gums mirror your diabetic health? Dr. John Kittrell shares three important tips for taking care of your smile when you have diabetes, in this video. Hint, hint: make sure you’re brushing and flossing, and an electric toothbrush and WaterPik, are helpful, too!
Did you know that up to 80% of strokes may be preventable? May is American Stroke Month to raise awareness about strokes, the symptoms and how to the lower your risk. According to the American Diabetes Association, if you have diabetes, your chances of having a stroke are 1.5 times higher than people who don’t have diabetes. How do […]
We need to take good care of our teeth, people! The American Dental Association reports that 1 in 5 cases of tooth loss is connected to diabetes complications and gum disease. Visit your dentist regularly, and perhaps even more often than recommended.
I love a good salad, especially a good cobb salad. For some reason, some folks feel like Cobbs are too complicated to make at home! I disagree. Save yourself the money, the time, and the added salt, and make a Kitchen Sink Cobb for dinner tonight. Here’s how: Grab all the veggies and protein you […]
Rhodes visits his ophthalmologist once a year to check to see if he has any diabetic retinopathy, a disease of the eyes caused by long-term exposure to high blood sugar. Learn about the symptoms and how to best avoid it in this video!
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 […]
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.