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Diabetes and Depression

Studies cited by the American Diabetes Association say that people with diabetes have a greater risk of suffering from depression than people without diabetes. Perhaps the symptoms of diabetes and depression are themselves a vicious cycle, but regardless of the cause, we need to keep mental health on our radar. If you or someone you […]

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Say I Love You Without the Candy

When did Valentine’s Day become an excuse to binge eat candy and chocolates? It’s like Halloween but for adults. We don’t think $5 cards are the answer either, so our suggestion for this Valentine’s Day is to think outside the (chocolate) box. “Diabetic-friend” or “Sugar-Free” candy is not the answer. No candy is totally carb free, and […]

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Carb Counting Tips and Tricks

Ever since Rhodes was diagnosed 34 years ago, he has been carb counting. As a Type 1 diabetic, who produces zero insulin himself, he needs to take insulin to cover every bit of food or drink that goes in his mouth. His doctors have recommend carbohydrate counting in order to determine how much insulin to take with […]

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Tips to Curb Sugar Cravings

It can be tough to resist eating sweets! In this video, Alana offers her tips for curbing sugar cravings. She suggests being prepared with low-carb alternatives and always have a drink before you eat! Try downing an entire glass or can of sugar-free water, like the sparkling water La Croix, before you take that first bite of the […]

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Setting Goals for the New Year

Happy New Year! Got those resolutions ready? Time to re-commit to keeping a health journal, exercising regularly, eating better, drinking less? Guess what, online sources say that 80% of people fail to maintain their resolutions by February. That means most people only last a MONTH! We have some tips to help you keep your resolutions. We are […]

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Tips for Holiday Travel

Holiday travel is stressful, unpredictable, and often unavoidable. So what can you predict and avoid? Do not get caught without your necessary diabetes supplies! Plan to be in the car, at the airport, in the air twice as long as you are supposed to be. Pack enough supplies (including medication and sugar sources) to last […]

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Tips for Stabilizing Blood Sugar during the Holidays

The holiday season makes all of us a little more stressed, much more tired, and tempted by too many sweets and treats we should avoid! But for those of us who are diabetic, stress and bad eating can have serious consequences. This is your friendly reminder to STAY ON TRACK THIS HOLIDAY. Here are our 3 tips for […]

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Exercise Regularly for Better Blood Sugar

When you exercise, even just moderate walking, your heart beats faster and your muscles get put to work. The result is you use up the sugar in your blood stream. According to WebMD, this can mean overall lower blood sugar levels and can make the insulin in your body work better — but we don’t need doctors or the internet to tell […]

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A Diabetes Checklist for a Babysitter

As parents to young children, we have our babysitter instructions on our fridge… Emergency contact info, preferred hospital, food allergy information, location of medications. But parents of diabetic children often feel like they could cover the entire fridge with instructions or worst yet, never leave the house. If you don’t have a nurse friend or […]

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What is Your T1D Footprint?

According to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 1.25 million Americans are currently living with Type 1 Diabetes and 5 million Americans are expected to have it by 2050. We must continue to spread awareness and support and encourage each other! The numbers – including finger pricks and injections, continue to add up. We’re in this […]

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