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 […]
It is important that we talk about the challenges of diabetes management, especially in November which is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Connect with us tomorrow – Thursday, Nov. 7th, 2019 from 7-7:30 p.m. as we go Live on Facebook! We’ll answer your questions and discuss diabetes management and supporting each other. See you then!
Why do we wait for a health scare to focus on our health and keep our vices in check? Whether you struggle with smoking, drinking, sugar, lack of exercise, stress management- most of us have a struggle. Most of us also get a little complacent UNTIL we have a legitimate scare. Chest pains, sudden vision […]