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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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?
You may have heard there is a new prescription medication available to treat low blood sugar emergencies. Here it is! The Baqsimi is a glucagon nasal spray that is smaller and easier to use than the traditional Glucagon Emergency Kit. Hooray for new options!