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 […]
As a diabetic, preparing for a football game means more than having your team colors ready to wear. Rhodes makes sure he’s prepared for the entire duration of the game and them some. He always wears a jacket or vest with lots of pockets for meters, sugar sources, and supplies. When asked about his gear, […]
Touchdown… fall is in full swing, which means lots of football! How do you prepare for a football tailgate as a diabetic? Rhodes shares his tips in this video — including not treating the tailgate as a meal. Do you have any tailgating tips or strategies? Share them with us!
This week, Rhodes is celebrating the 34th anniversary of his diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes – October 10, 1983. He shares a few things he has learned over the last three decades in this video. We have some additional lessons we have learned along the way that we would like to share with you: Find […]