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What It Means To Be A Good Support System

Not bringing foods into the house that don’t fit into Rhodes’ low-carb diet, not being critical, being encouraging and positive… Alana shares what it means to her to be a good support system in this week’s Diabetes Minute.

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What is the ADA and JDRF?

In this week’s Diabetes Minute, Alana and Rhodes discuss the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, which focuses on finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes, and the American Diabetes Association, which focuses on Type 1 and Type 1 Diabetics and supports research, awareness, education, resources and advocacy.

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Upcoming Diabetes Events in Virginia

Fall is a busy time of the year – especially for events to raise awareness and support finding a cure for diabetes. To make it easier for you – we’ve put together a list below of a number of the events going on in Virginia in the next month or two. Bring your whole support team […]

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Getting Ready for the School Year

It’s Back to School time, which means that for parents of diabetic children, there are many questions and even more prep to be done. Take advantage of great online resources with tips and ideas offered by other parents, nurses, and even students. Check out these recommended resources: Back-to-School Tips from the American Diabetes Association Keep […]

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Wrap Making 101

Watch as Alana walks through the steps of making the perfect, easy, low-carb wrap for lunch! Change your cheese, meat, and condiments every couple of days to keep things interesting (or do veggies and hummus), but the basics of wrap making stays the same. Pack a wrap every day and know exactly how many carbs […]

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Tell Your Co-Workers About Your Diabetes

Anxious about talking to friends or co-workers about your diabetes? If it means someone will be in a position to help you in a time of need (low or high blood sugar), it is worth having the conversation. In this video, Rhodes talks about how he will share his diabetes with his co-workers.

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Hope for Type 1 Kids

Worried that your type 1 child may never live a “normal” life? Rhodes shares his story– to reassure you that with good diabetes education and management, it is possible to live a full life with no limits!

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Welcome to Diabetes Support Group

Meet Rhodes and Alana, founders of the Diabetes Support Group. Rhodes was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 5, and has been insulin dependent for over 32 years. He has not let diabetes be an obstacle to living a full life with no limits. With daily discipline and commitment, Rhodes is living a healthy […]

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Asking, “Should You Be Eating That?”

There may be no question a person with diabetes hates more than “Should you be eating that?” It sounds critical, when you are probably just trying to be helpful. Alana gives some hints for asking the question at the right time in the right way.

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Support Team Captain

Alana talks about her role as the support team captain in helping to manage her husband’s diabetes. It’s not an easy job, but she’s got to do it. Successful diabetes management takes a village, and especially one champion who will encourage and lead by example.

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