Rhodes and I have been active walkers, volunteers, and fundraisers in diabetes walks for over a decade. We love the encouragement that comes with being a part of the greater good. We love knowing that these walks are raising funds to cure and treat diabetes. And, we love being motivated to exercise. If you are […]
It’s that time of year when summer days are dragging on, and yet the rush of fall is upon us. Especially this year, there is a lot of worry and a lot of change going into the fall. Whether you are diabetic yourself or the caregiver to a diabetic, do not forget to take some […]
Communities across the country are re-opening or already open in the wake of the COVID pandemic. Should we all return to “normal”? We think those of us with diabetes in our households should be more cautious. Here’s why! What is your family doing to stay safe?
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Could it have come at a better time? Managing diabetes can be stressful and anxiety-producing in “normal” times, but with social distancing and the threat of COVID, diabetics are even more at risk for depression. Please assess your mental health, and seek help. Find joy, just a little, every day. […]
Physical separation NOT social isolation. Especially not for diabetics. We need our support system, now more than ever. Stay connected with friends and family to help keep you accountable, with diet and exercise. And, find a way to reach your doctor if you need help with your blood sugar management. You are not alone. Don’t […]
It’s always a little tricky to come up with practical, but fun, Easter basket ideas for a diabetic. This year, we need to start planning early to avoid any extra grocery store runs. How about lots of easy to grab, low-carb snacks? What are your ideas?
What can you do when you feel like your diabetes is out of control? Partner up, says Rhodes. Circle the wagons. Don’t push people away. Use accountability partners. Turn to a spouse, friend, or fellow diabetic to help keep you on track, and book regular doctors visits to get your A1C checked. This will help […]