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Halloween Candy Carb Count

Have you ever stopped to compare the carbs in your favorite candy? Why ruin a good thing, you say? Well, perhaps, if you can make some educated choices on the front end, you or your child can avoid a blood sugar spike on Halloween night and in the days that follow. The Diabetes Forecast has […]

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Teal Halloween pumpkins?

Have you seen the teal colored Halloween pumpkins in the stores this fall? Do you know what they are all about? The Teal Pumpkin Project is about raising awareness for food allergies and inclusiveness in Tick-or-Treating at Halloween time. We do have food allergies in our house, but we also think this is a great […]

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Newly Diagnosed? Now What?

If you or a loved one was recently diagnosed with Diabetes– take a breath. It will be okay. If you need some words of encouragement, watch Rhodes’ video about Hope for T1D Kids. Next, get busy. Here are our top 3 tips for managing a new diagnosis: If you don’t already have an endocrinologist you […]

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Diabetes and Hurricane Preparedness

As we are getting ready for the arrival of Hurricane Florence, we have some tips for you in managing your blood sugar, making sure you have enough supplies, and managing your diet and exercise when there is a severe weather event coming. Stay safe!

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Travel Snacks for On-the-Go

Planning a car trip? Or just on the run? Like all diabetes management, packing snacks takes some time and effort if you don’t want to end up at the mercy of fast-food restaurants and convenience stores. We think glucose tablets are your best bet to treat lows– they are fast acting and don’t add calories or fat […]

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The Rising Cost of Insulin

National diabetes organizations report that the cost of insulin tripled between 2002 and 2013. If that wasn’t bad enough, two of the leading insulin manufacturers increased the list price on their products by about 8% in the last year. We know the high cost of insulin is a problem for many people. Organizations like the Juvenile Diabetes Research […]

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Men, Take Care of Yourselves

June is Men’s Health Month to raise awareness about health care for men. C’mon gentlemen, it’s time to take charge of your health! According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, boys and men in the U.S., on average, die 5.6 years earlier than women and die at higher rates from the top 9 out of […]

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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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How to Stay Healthy in the Heat

Did you know that about 40 percent of diabetics leave their medication and supplies at home when they’re getting ready to go out and be in the heat? That’s not good. Pack your diabetes supplies and medication in a small cooler and bring them with you when you’re out and about this summer!

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Using Apps to Manage Diabetes

Are you tech-savvy and using apps to help manage your diabetes? Healthline’s Top Diabetes Apps of 2017 features 10 of the leading apps, but we would love to hear from you! Do you use any of these apps? If so, please share your feedback in our comments. The “mySugr: Diabetes logbook” review says it can produce a excel spreadsheet […]

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