Management

Management

Managing Diabetes in the Summer Heat

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 […]

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Uncontrollable Blood Sugar When Sick?

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 […]

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Summer Cook-Out for Diabetics

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 […]

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Reminder to Prepare for Low Blood Sugar

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.

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Diabetic Easter Basket

Need some ideas for diabetic-friends treats? Alana says choose low-carb snacks for the car, office or school, and steer clear of the sugar-free candy options. Watch for more great options!

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No More Snacking After Dinner

After just a few weeks of Rhodes’ new plan of NO Snacks after dinner, he is feeling great. No more high blood sugar over night, no more groggy mornings.

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Three Low-Carb Meal Swaps

Alana has a few suggestions for substituting lower-carb options into your weekly mean planning. Love mashed potatoes, sandwiches on bread, and pasta? Give these three lower-carb alternatives a try!

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Be Prepared When Shoveling Snow

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.

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It’s Okay to Have an Off Day

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.

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Fruit or No Fruit

Should diabetics avoid fruit? Alana spoke with a nutritionist and she concluded that diabetics can say yes to fruit, especially lower-carb fruits. Watch for tips on which fruit to reach for.

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