For Rhodes, heat mimics intense exercise. So to manage the warm weather and his diabetes, he focuses on staying hydrated. Also, because he is on insulin, he watches for sudden lows and keeps a sugar source nearby. What is Rhodes’ go-to sugar source? It’s Glucose Tablets, commonly found in grocery and drug stores. He keeps […]
Have you noticed that when you are getting sick and during your illness, your blood sugar is particularly hard to control? Rhodes always suspects a cold or flu is coming on when he is consistently high for no apparent reason. Hit the bricks, Alana tells him, and get to the doctor for treatment sooner rather […]
Do summer cook-outs and picnics have your worried about making good food choices? Not to fear! Where there is a grill, there is a way. Stick to high-protein, low carb opinions, like hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, or chicken (without the bun), and pile on the veggies and fresh fruit. Just be weary of sauces […]
When is the last time you made sure you have diabetic supplies, like glucose tablets for low blood sugar, in every purse, backpack, car, office, house, etc. where you may need them in a hurry? Don’t get caught unprepared.
Attention weekend warriors! Tackling the snow or leaves in your yard? Don’t forget to prepare like you would to exercise. If you are on medication or insulin for your diabetes, Alana suggests being prepared to ward off low blood sugar with glucose tablets or a snack in your pocket.
As hard as he may try, Rhodes knows that it is impossible to have perfect diabetes management all the time. So rather than beat himself up, he gives himself a “night off.” Once a week, Rhodes indulges in his temptations, before getting right back on the bandwagon.