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This Ain’t Your Mother’s Chicken Salad

If you don’t love chicken salad, you should. But not for the reasons you think. We don’t want you to love the mayo (and the fat and calories that adds). And, we’d rather you not love your chicken salad on a big ‘ole baguette or croissant. If you are managing your diabetes with a low carb […]

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Management

How to Avoid Diabetes Burnout

We know how frustrating it is when you feel like you have done everything right and you still have a severe low or a severe high, with no explanation. This can really make you feel burned out. Find out Rhodes’ top strategies for avoiding diabetes burnout in this video. How do you avoid diabetes burnout? […]

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Management

How to Manage Your Blood Sugar When You Skip A Meal

Rhodes recently found himself in a five hour meeting at work and knew he was either going to have to skip dinner or eat it extremely late. Find out how he handled it and woke up with a really good blood sugar the next morning, in this video!

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Management

Blood Sugar Management During a Race

Any diabetic who has run in a charity or competitive race, swims on a swim team, or even plays pick up basketball on the weekends, can appreciate the struggle of managing blood sugar during competitive conditions. It’s not as simple as “normal exercise” like a trip to the gym or ordinary weekend jog. And, it’s certainly not as easy as starting in […]

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Management

Beer and Hard Cider- Read the Labels

On a recent trip to the grocery store, I was shocked to discover not only that most of the hard apple ciders now offer nutrition information on the bottle (like calories, carbs and sugar), but some brands have nearly 1/2 the carbs as others! My favorite hard cider (probably because it is so sweet) has […]

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Management

Tips for Managing Your Diabetes at the Pool

It’s the sweet summertime and a great time of the year to be outside and be at the pool with friends and family. However, we have found that this is also a really challenging time to manage your blood sugar. Find out Rhodes’ top tips in this video. Don’t forget to share your tips and […]

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New Summer Salad? Try a Caprese!

One of our favorite summer salads is a Caprese Salad. Rather than pay $10-$15 each at a nice Italian restaurant, we make them at home. In fact, we grow our own Basil in a pot on the deck. Even if you don’t grow your own Basil, the grocery stores have fresh basil all summer! Just slice any […]

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Management

Is MSG Bad for Diabetics?

We try to eat organic when we can, and also try to avoid additives and artificial ingredients in our food when we can, but for many years we have avoided MSG or monosodium glutamate. I first heard of MSG because my sister discovered she would get intense migraine headaches every time she ate it. MSG is an […]

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Blood Test Strips Everywhere

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 […]

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Management

Barbecue Tips for You

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 […]

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