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Taking Steps Toward New Diabetes Technology!

We have a challenge for you! With developments in technology and research, there are new opportunities for people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes to manage their diabetes each and every day. While it can be scary and intimidating to try new technology, there are tools available that may be easier for you! Learn […]

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Portion control and food groups

It’s that time of year, when we all tend to focus more on what we eat and how much we eat. Here’s a tip we got from the Diabetes Treatment Center (at Bon Secours in Richmond) about how to make a healthy, low-carb plate. Two quarter sections for your protein and starch, and half the […]

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Diabetic-Friendly Sweet Potatoes for Thanksgiving

When I was a kid, our Thanksgiving sweet potatoes consisted of a “casserole” made with yams from a can, brown sugar, pineapple chunks, and marshmallows. The first time I tried making it for Rhodes’ family, they thought I was nuts. Starch with sugar and sugar on top. Thankfully, we now eat these roasted sweet potatoes […]

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Virtual Diabetes Walk Training

This year, in light of COVID, the American Diabetes Association and JDRF are hosting online, virtual walks. We haven’t stopped diabetes, so we can’t stop fundraising to find a cure! We’ve registered for our walks. Now what? You should still get out and walk, jog, or run the day of the event. Use the upcoming […]

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Rhodes’ Take-Aways on Pump Failure

A few weeks ago, we shared that Rhodes’ insulin pump died suddenly. Unfortunately, that caught us unprepared. Rhodes shares his lessons learned and how he’ll be better prepared with back-up options next time. How do you stay prepared?

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Diabetes Prediction and Prevention

Did you know that predicting and preventing onset of Type 2 and Type 1 diabetes may be possible? Here is the latest information from the ADA and JDRF that you and your family should know. From an online risk assessment test, to a blood draw, more information is literally at your finger tips. Are you […]

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Insulin Pump Fails- Are you Prepared?

When your diabetes equipment works as planned, diabetes management becomes easier. But when it fails, it’s not just annoying. It’s dangerous. Recently, Rhodes’ pump gave out. 20 minutes of blaring siren noise and a call to the manufacturer, he confirmed, it had died. Customer service was great, and we had a replacement coming in 48 […]

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Resources for COVID-19 Questions and Affordable Insulin

Fear and anxiety about Covid-19 is all around us. Add Diabetes to the mix, and there is even more reason for concern. So, we wanted to share resources about Diabetes and Covid-19, and places to go for affordable insulin. If you don’t see links below, click on this posts’ heading above. You are not alone. Answers […]

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Fast Food Favorites Made at Home

Trying to eat more meals at home? Or, want lower-carb alternatives to your favorite fast foods? Try these! Pizza, bbq, burgers, and more! You CAN make them at home. Delicious, even more nutritious, and fast. Here are our tips! Join the conversation.

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How to Keep Your Diabetic Healthy from Germs

Cold and flu season isn’t over yet. And now everyone is concerned with Coronavirus. We know illness and diabetes do not mix. So, to keep our diabetic healthy, we follow these three rules to keep our hands and our house clean! What are your tips to stay healthy?

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