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Being Prepared for an Emergency Situation

As much as we hate to admit it, we are hearing more and more about emergency situations– from natural disasters, to violence in public places, to car accidents and backups. It is always important to be prepared, but we think there are 3 situations when it is especially important to be OVER prepared. If: You […]

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Diabetic-Friendly Halloween Alternatives

Trick-or-treat! We look for non-candy, healthier options for Halloween that are still fun to give and receive. Our tip for coming up with creative alternatives, is talk to the neighborhood kids! Ask them what non-candy treats and snacks they like to take to school. We did, and we got some great ideas! What will you be handing […]

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Recipe Inspiration — Steak Salad

We eat a lot of salads! It doesn’t get boring because I change the protein, greens, toppings, and dressing to shake it up. I was recently inspired by this salad on the cover of the Diabetic Living magazine. It was super simple and delicious! The Chimichurri sauce that the recipe suggested didn’t appeal to me and Rhodes isn’t a big fan of […]

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Insertion Site Duration for Insulin Pump and CGM

Are you considering using an insulin pump or continuous glucose monitor (CGM) as part of your diabetes management? Do you wonder how long you can typically wear it before having to remove the insertion and move it to a new site? In this Diabetes Minute, Rhodes talks about how long he wears his Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm Pump […]

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Forgot Meds? Try telemedicine!

Have you ever been traveling and forgot important diabetes medications or supplies? While traveling without insulin for his pump, Rhodes recently learned about telemedicine or telehealth options offered by many insurance companies. You may be able to speak live to a primary care doctor on your smart phone or computer through a low-cost app.  Call your […]

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Joining A Gym

Intimidated about joining a gym or going back to the gym? Alana was too, but now that she’s back, she feels great. She shares what she looked for in a gym, and why it has made all the difference.

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Technology Can Fail

As great as our pumps and meters are at helping us manage diabetes, Rhodes was recently reminded that this technology doesn’t always work perfectly. Now he is better prepared with a back up plan if his diabetes technology fails.

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Being Prepared to Treat Low Blood Sugar

You should always travel with your glucometer, but when there is risk of low blood sugar, you don’t want to leave home without being prepared. Rhodes recommends always carrying glucose tablets for quick-acting carbs, and a snack to help keep your blood sugar at a safe level. He opts for a granola bar with 18 […]

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Getting the Most From Your Doctors’ Appointments

Doctor’s appointments can be stressful or leave you frustrated and confused. We recommend writing down all your questions or concerns in advance, and telling the doctor that you have a list you would like to get through. We also recommend trying to take a family member or friend with you for a second set of […]

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Keeping a Health Journal

Rhodes thinks that recording your blood sugars, food intake, exercise, medication and a few other factors in a health journal is critical to good diabetes management. A health journal (also known as a log or tracking) will help keep you accountable, and will also help your doctors and health care team evaluate how to better […]

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